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    I think that I remember that fuentejps, John, used a beach powerchair on a vac a while ago. Maybe PM him.
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    Thanks, I spoke with them a couple months ago. Very informative. Pismo is a small town, though, pop ~8K.
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    Sue's suggestion re: reaching out to City of VA Beach Parks and Recreation department a good one. They recently installed a fully (wheelchair) accessible public beach access way, and park, at 1st St., off their main boardwalk. Called "Grommet's Island". I'm sure they'd have some solid information about the process and it's design. I can reconnoiter and provide photos if you think that might help.
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    Pismo is a small town, but there is a large tourist population that use the beaches there, esp. in the summer. I would recommend looking at what products have been purchased by cities/counties in other parts of California, esp. those who have had their programs for a long time, so that you can get feedback on which equipment has lasted and had the highest use. You can get a list of locations with beach chairs in CA here: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/beach-wheelchairs.html

    The type of beach (sand, cobble, etc.) will make a differnce, as will the access to the beach from parking, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elarson View Post
    See if you can get a Seatrac put in. We tried it in Cyprus and it was great!
    Can't see how that would work or be fesible on a sandy beach with large surf such as we have in California, with constantly shifting sands, significant tides, and big waves. Perhaps for a protected bay or lake location. Definitely would not be an option for Pismo Beach (but maybe for Morro Bay).

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    Already been there and done that with many cities. I have their point of view and recommendations, I'd like to hear what the user thinks. I've spoken with the manufacturers of many of the chairs these cities provide, also. Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Pismo is a small town, but there is a large tourist population that use the beaches there, esp. in the summer. I would recommend looking at what products have been purchased by cities/counties in other parts of California, esp. those who have had their programs for a long time, so that you can get feedback on which equipment has lasted and had the highest use. You can get a list of locations with beach chairs in CA here: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/beach-wheelchairs.html

    The type of beach (sand, cobble, etc.) will make a differnce, as will the access to the beach from parking, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdf View Post
    Already been there and done that with many cities. I have their point of view and recommendations, I'd like to hear what the user thinks. I've spoken with the manufacturers of many of the chairs these cities provide, also. Thanks
    Here is a short video of one I used at a California beach. It was not easy and would not turn for me as noted above.
    http://youtu.be/U9uOGRsXYQ0
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    Thank you nonoise for the info and video, good visuals.
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