Beautiful sandy Victoria Beach in Cobourg, Ontario is now a beautiful, accessible beach, thanks to the installation of an accessibility mat that runs down the centre of the sand to the water line. The blue heavyweight polymer mat is held in place with sturdy pegs, to create a strip of stable ground for walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs.
Cobourg also offers beach-goers the use of a Landeeze all-terrain wheelchair that is equipped with large pneumatic tires that can handle any surface, and can be immersed in water.
Residents or visitors interested in borrowing the water-friendly Landeeze wheelchair can contact Cobourg Centennial Pool, located at 42 Charles Street, or call 905-372-3942 to reserve it. The Landeeze wheelchair is available from June to Labour Day. There is no fee to use the Landeeze wheelchair.
Cobourg, on Lake Ontario, is a short day-trip east on the 401 from the Greater Toronto Area. The town’s waterfront park offers a canteen, public washrooms, a splash pad for kids, a massive picnic shelter, and life guards.
Read an article on the accessibility of Cobourg Beach in the community newspaper here!