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Enabling Access

The Beach for people with a disability

Cooks Hill Surf Club are delighted to be able to assist people with a disability to enjoy time on Bar Beach and in the surf.

Through generous donations and fundraising we are able to provide the use of the following facilities and equipment at the Club to enhance the enjoyment of our clients on the beach:

  • Hoist and slings to enable transfer of beach goer into beach equipped wheelchairs
  • Adult’s manual beach friendly wheelchair.
  • Child’s manual beach friendly wheelchair.
  • For the experienced, a beach suitable power chair.
  • Ramps and matting.

We have club members trained to assist in the use of equipment to ensure the time spent at the beach is memorable and safe for carers and the user.

Depending on surf conditions we can offer this service at Bar Beach or possibly Horseshoe Beach in Newcastle Harbour.

Bookings are essential and we ask you to contact Local Mobility PH: 4956 9993 during weekday working hours to ensure that we have the appropriately qualified Surf Club members available to assist on the day.