San Diego Offers Free Use of Beach Wheelchairs in Mission Beach

Beach Wheelchairs
Beach Wheelchairs

Explore San Diego’s waterfront with free beach wheelchairs rentals

The City of San Diego’s Park & Recreation Department provides a number of services for the disabled – including free use of motorized beach wheelchairs that allow those with mobility disabilities to propel independently along the sand at Mission Beach. There’s even a non-motorized chair that allows users to roll right in to the ocean.

Beach wheelchairs can be reserved for one hour at a time. (Identification is required and will be held as security.) Maximum weight capacity on the motorized chair is 250 pounds; it’s 500 pounds on the water-going chair.  (Only one rider at a time is permitted on either vehicle.)

Find the chairs just outside the lifeguard station at Ventura and Ocean Front Walk, behind Belmont Park.

Beach Wheelchair Rental Hours


  • Weekdays: 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed Tuesdays)
  • Weekends: 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM


  • Friday-Sunday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM


  • No beach wheelchairs available


  • Friday-Sunday: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Reservations are highly recommended; phone 619.980.1876.

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