One of the things I enjoy about living in California is all the accessible parks and places. There are several websites that lists parks with accessible trails and such, and some also include pictures. I wanted to take this one step further by making a video/photo montage of each of the parks I have enjoyed going to. My way of sharing with others in wheelchairs what the park looks like and how accessible it is.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Francis Beach - Half Moon Bay

Francis Beach, located in Half Moon Bay, California, has a lot to offer. It has miles of wide, sandy beaches, picnic tables, and a campground with 52 individual sites. Another enjoyable aspect of this place is the 2.4 miles of the "Coastal Trail" which runs along the eastern boundary of this state beach. There is plenty of handicap parking and the bathrooms are accessible. The Coastal Trail is paved and flat. There are also 4 accessible camping sites.

For wheelchair users, Francis Beach has a beach wheelchair. It is free to use for up to 2 hours. It was my first time being in a beach wheelchair and, since this was also the first time since I became disabled that I have been on the beach and close to the crashing waves, it was a very special time.

Weather can be foggy, especially during the summer. It was quite windy when I was there in the spring. So plan on bringing extra warm clothing and checking the weather report ahead of time.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice video!

kelvinstom said...

excellent wheel chairs.
Wheel chairs
Wheel Chairs are used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury or disability