Volunteers of the Adaptive Surf Project and the Surfrider Foundation began installing 6 new wheelchair mats across North Myrtle Beach this week. These wheelchair beach access points allow those that have a disability to enjoy the shore more easily.
Created using UV resistant plastic, the beach mats reduce the distance that wheelchairs must travel over the sand. North Myrtle residents volunteered their time installing these to better improve a beach they know and love.
“These six wheelchair mat locations along the North Myrtle Beach coastline meet South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and South Carolina Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) regulations,” read a post on the city’s Facebook.
You can find the mats in place at the following locations:
- 4200 North Ocean Boulevard
- 3400 North Ocean Boulevard
- 6th Avenue South
- 33rd Avenue South
- 47th Avenue South
- Shorehaven Drive in the Crescent Beach section.
North Myrtle beach remains to have 140 beach access points, of which 44 of them are wheelchair accessible.