Our service and how to book ...
We have 8 chairs at present. Pictured below are the Debug, Sandcruisers (we have 2 of these), the smaller Sandpiper (2) plus the EZ Roller and Hippocampe (2)'three wheelers' ... so we can offer a range to suit various ages and levels of mobility. All of the chairs have lap belts and can be fitted with chest harnesses if required.
We have a MoLift 205 hoist that can transfer between chairs. You need to bring your own sling (to fit a 4 point sling bar) and it's the individual's carer who must take responsibility for the transfer.
In all cases the chair user must be accompanied as all the chairs require a second person.
We have quite a lot of oher equipment such as Goto Firefly inserts, Splashy seats (which can be placed on the beach or in the water to allow children to play), cushions, pommel cushions and a range of activities including cricket, rounders and kubb. There are binoculars and activity sheets available too... all free of charge
You can book a chair in advance by telephoning 03000 111 003 or by using our online booking form.
Firstly, you need to decide what date & time you are coming. We are blessed with a beach that is not completely covered by high tides except in bad storms so the tide does not affect activities on the beach. Do keep an eye out for the incoming tide sneaking around behind you though, if you choose to go out onto the wet sand. If you are hoping to "dip your toes" in the water it is best to check the tide times first. The best times for this are between 1 hour before and 1 hour after high tide. Click here to see the tide times for Fleetwood for the next 7 days,
The more notice you can give us the better - it means we can reserve the chair that best suits your needs and ensure we have volunteers available to facilitate your booking. Same day bookings (including passing visits when we are open) are possible but you'll have to take pot luck on whether the chair you need is already booked & it might not be possible to arrange volunteers.
We will need some detalis so we can check availability.
Chairs can be booked any day of the week. We aim to be open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays - other days will be covered according to demand. We are situated on the Promenade, close to Marine Hall and the Sports Centre, directly opposite The Mount Hotel and The New Boston Hotel.
Our postcode is FY7 6QE
If you have the 'What3Words' app the best reference to use is ///gold.weeps.warriors
We can be found by searching for 'Fleetwood Bech Wheelchairs' on Google Maps
The service is free. We are a registered charity - donations on the day are welcome or see our Donations page.
We will ask you to complete a couple of forms and show one piece of ID before you go out.
As part of the 'check-out' process you will be advised on beach safety and we recommend all visitors to check the beach safety information page kindly provided by Fleetwood Coastguard. We also clean and prepare the chairs between uses and operate within our COVID-19 policy.
After your visit any feedback is appreciated and if you've taken some photos, please feel free to tag us on Facebook using @FleetwoodBW, share them on our page or send them to us - we will take this as permission to use the photos in our marketing.