San Diego Wheelchair Accessible Beaches

I present to you a comprehensive list of all San Diego wheelchair accessible beaches.  First off, I will be listing for the entire San Diego County, beginning North and making way to the South.

All addresses are linked to Google Maps, and a phone number is provided as well.

Manual beach chairs are available for check-out for the opportunity for water access, but you will need someone to push you.

Power beach chairs must remain 5 feet back from the water to prevent damage to the motors. You may only use for one hour.

Beach access mats are only available from May to Sept. These mats are not used in the winter, early spring or fall due to increased tidal action, high surf and blowing sand.

Moonlight Beach Beach Access Mat San Diego Wheelchair

San Diego City Beach Hours

Waves on Beach San Diego Wheelchair

Peak season is from May to October.

Monday-Friday  11:30 am- 4:30 pm

Saturday-Sunday  11:30 am – 5:30 pm

The off-season is from November to April (closed Jan-Feb).

Friday-Sun   11:30 am- 3:30 pm

Call for reservations- (619) 980-1876

For more information on any question about San Diego City beach accessibility, please call (619) 525-8247.

List of All San Diego Wheelchair Accessible Beaches

North San Diego County Beaches

Old-Mans Pathway bamboo succulents dirt path

San Onofre State Beach- Beach Club Rd & Old Pacific Highway

  • Manual chairs available
  • Peak season is June 1st- Sept 15
  • Call Lifeguard tower during peak season and on weekends during off season (949) 366-8592.

Oceanside Harbor Beach San Diego Wheelchair

Oceanside Harbor Beach- 1540 Harbor Drive

  • Manual and powered chairs are available here.
  • For reservations and more information, please call  (760) 435-4018

Oceanside Pier Beach View San Diego Wheelchair

Oceanside Pier View South Beach– 200 The Strand N

  • Two manual beach wheelchairs available as first come first serve between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Pick up at the Lifeguard station headquarters below the pier.
  • For reservations and more information, please call (760) 467-4565

Moonlight Beach South View sandy shore

Moonlight Beach 386 B St, Encinitas

  • Manual beach chairs, powered beach chairs, and two floating beach chairs are available here at Moonlight Beach.
  • A 150-foot beach sand mat is found here year round.
  • To make reservations or for more information, please call (760) 633-2740.
Floating Beach Chairs San Diego Wheelchair
Floating Beach Chairs

Cardiff State Beach San Diego Wheelchair

Cardiff State Beach – 2500 S Coast Hwy 101

  • Manual beach chairs and power beach chairs are available here.
  • A beach access mat is next to Lifeguard station 15.
  • To make reservations or for more information, please call (760) 753-5091

San Diego City Beaches

La Jolla Shores San Diego Wheelchair

La Jolla Shores Beach – Calle Frescota & Camino Del Oro

  • Manual beach chairs and power beach chairs are available here.
  • The beach access mat is north of the main lifeguard tower.
  • To make reservations or to get more information please call (619) 221-8899.

Pacific Beach San Diego Wheelchair
Pacific Beach is next to Crystal Pier.

Pacific Beach – Grand Ave & Mission Blvd

  • Manual and powered beach chairs are available here.
  • A beach access mat is south of the main lifeguard tower which is south of the pier.
  • To make reservations or for more information, please call (619) 525-8247.

Mission Beach San Diego Wheelchair

Mission Beach – Ventura Pl & Mission Blvd

  • Manual and powered beach chairs are available here.
  • A beach access mat is in front of the main lifeguard tower.
  • To make reservations or for more information, please call (619) 980-1876.

Ocean Beach San Diego Wheelchair

Ocean Beach – 1946 Abbott St

  • Manual and power beach chairs are available here.
  • A beach access mat is in front of the main lifeguard tower.
  • To make reservations or to get more information please call (619) 221-8899

Coronado Beach San Diego Wheelchair

Coronado Beach – Ocean Blvd & Isabella Ave

  • Manual and powered beach chairs are available here.
  • To make reservations or for more information, please call (619) 522-7346

Silver Strand Beach San Diego Wheelchair

Silver Strand State Beach – 5000 CA-75, Coronado

  • Manual and powered beach chairs are available here.
  • To make reservations or to get more information please call (619) 435-0126

 

Imperial Beach Beach Mats

Imperial Beach  – 10 Evergreen Ave

  • Manual and powered beach chairs are available here.
  • There are two beach access mats: one at Pier Plaza and the other at Dune’s Park.
  • To make reservations or for more information, please call (619) 685-7942

Additional San Diego Wheelchair Accessible Paved Pathways

Mission Beach Boardwalk San Diego Wheelchair

Mission Beach Boardwalk-   West Mission Bay Drive

  • Here is a 2.3-mile paved boardwalk that connects Pacific Beach and Mission Beach.
  • Of particular note, the boardwalk is exceptionally narrow in Pacific Beach and much more extensive in Mission Beach.

Silver Strand Bike Path San Diego Wheelchair

Silver Strand Bike Path

  • Here there is a 7-mile bike path that connects Coronado to Imperial Beach. You may start at either city or midway at Silver Strand State Beach

I hope this information on all of the San Diego wheelchair accessible beaches has helped you to have an incredible adventure on the coast of San Diego!

I have always had a deep-seated passion for the Ocean Environment which ultimately led me to receive a degree in Marine Biology. Living in the San Diego area for over 30 years, I have extensively explored the 70 miles of San Diego’s coastline, and I am here to share! Please use my website to your advantage and have a look around at all the wonders that the beaches of San Diego can offer you!

10 Replies to “San Diego Wheelchair Accessible Beaches”

    1. Thank you for the comment, Melinda! It was my pleasure researching and figuring out the best wheelchair accessible beaches for San Diego. Thank you for the referral, and I hope that they will find it helpful.

  1. This is a fantastic subject to write about – thank you for being so considerate.
    The details are great and it’s great there is access for everyone!

    All the best,
    Kelly

  2. Great read!

    It’s been too long since I have been down in San Diego.

    Good to know there are great wheelchair accessible areas down there. Wouldn’t want to miss any of the beautiful scenery!

    Brandon 🙂

  3. Thanks a lot for providing information about San Diego Wheelchair Accessible Beaches. All people should be able to enjoy a good day on the beach, and people in Wheelchairs are no exception, in fact, they may enjoy even more a day on the beach than a regular person. How much does a sand adapt wheelchair cost?

    1. Hi Ruben! I agree! All deserve to be able to enjoy the beach and the Ocean! I have no idea how much sand-adapted wheelchair would cost, that is something I will look into as soon as possible. Thank you for commenting!

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