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.

Beach wheelchairs are available on-site at Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, Rodeo Beach, 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 Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 4:00pm.

Stinson Beach

There are two beach wheelchairs located in the central parking lot. Due to recent storm activity the safest access point on to the beach is located at the Northernmost entry in 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, beach mats begin. Proceed with caution on the beach mats, 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 are two beach wheelchairs 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 East Beach in the parking lot near the Crissy Education Center. The storage sheds are located next to two accessible parking spaces. East Beach also has a seasonal beach mat available.

Ocean Beach

Beach Wheelchairs are not available on-site at Ocean Beach. Chairs can be picked up at Fort Mason in San Francisco. 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.

Seasonal Beach Mats

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

We provide seasonal beach mats at

  • Stinson Beach
  • Muir Beach
  • 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 environmen tal conditions of our coastal beaches the slopes of the mats may at times be steep. Please proceed with caution.

Last updated: March 30, 2022

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco , CA 94123-0022


415 561-4700

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