Request a Beach Wheelchair

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Beach Wheelchairs are available upon request. Please provide at least 5 days advanced notice. We will try our best to accommodate day of requests; however, we cannot make any guarantees that the staff or chair itself will be available. Please e-mail us to make arrangements. Provide your name, phone number, and email in your request.

Beach wheelchairs are available on-site at Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, Rodeo Beach, East Beach at Crissy Field, and Baker Beach. If you would like to use a beach wheelchair at other sites within Golden Gate National Recreation Area, you may make arrangements to pick up a chair at our headquarters building in Fort Mason, San Francisco by emailing us.

Stinson Beach

There are three beach wheelchairs located in the central parking lot. there are also two beach wheelchairs at the North parking lot. This entry provides a smooth transition from the parking lot to the beach. Dogs, other than service animals who are performing a service, are not allowed on the beach.

Muir Beach

There are two beach wheelchairs located in a storage shed attached to the restroom building. To access the beach, cross over the pedestrian bridge, turn right onto the accessible trail. Where the accessible trail ends, proceed with caution as the dunes are steep. Dogs are allowed on the beach on leash or under voice control.

Rodeo Beach

Two beach wheelchairs are located in lockers adjacent to the accessible parking spaces. Once you retrieve the chairs you will proceed down an accessible trail which leads to a pedestrian bridge, past the bridge are seasonal beach mats. The ocean waves at this beach can be dangerous, proceed with caution.

Baker Beach

There is one beach wheelchair located in the South Parking Lot. The beach access point provides entry that is approximately 5% in grade.

Crissy Field

Two beach wheelchairs are located at 1199 East Beach near the parking lot. The storage sheds are located under a tree at the far East end of the lot. East Beach also has a seasonal beach mat available.

Ocean Beach

Beach Wheelchairs are not available on-site at Ocean Beach. Chairs can be reserved by emailing us. To access the beach in a beach wheelchair, there is a very steep ramp located at Stairwell 15 near the intersection of John F. Kennedy Dr. and the Great Hwy, proceed with caution.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area strives for full and equal participation for all visitors and continually upgrades facilities to make them more accessible. Please feel free to e-mail us any comments and suggestions. Please include specific information like dates and locations.

Seasonal Beach Mats

Seasonal Beach Mats are in place and maintained from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

We provide seasonal beach mats at

  • Rodeo Beach
  • Crissy Field East Beach

Beach Mats are installed on top of the sand to provide a firm and stable surface. Due to the dynamic environmental conditions of our coastal beaches, the slopes of the mats may at times be steep. Please proceed with caution. Mats may be removed occasionally due to beach erosion.

Last updated: September 7, 2023

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123


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