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Small uk seaside place that's flat!
cannotfathom · 02/03/2021 19:04
DM is in a wheelchair and would love to go to the seaside when we are allowed. Devon/Dorset would be ideal distance wise and ideally I'd love a quaint little seaside town with some lovely coffee shops, a couple of good pubs, that's pretty flat and not cobbley! Would like to be able to drive to a nice sandy beach.
I don't want much do I? The sort of places I like are St Ives (too hilly for me to push a wheelchair around, apart from the bit by the harbour) Appledore (a good contender but I can't recall if the streets are cobbled or not!)
Not a fan of commercial places like Newquay/Weston. Any ideas?
cannotfathom · 02/03/2021 20:52
Yes we will have a car and she has a blue badge. She can walk a very short distance.
Love Saunton sands/Woolacombe, but we stayed there last year so thought somewhere undiscovered might be nice (we went to Suffolk last year too, it was beautiful but a bit of a trek for a long weekend which is what we are planning)
I'm searching cottages around Sidmouth as we speak...
SpongBlobSparePants · 02/03/2021 21:52
I go to Lulworth/Durdle Door, Studland and Swanage regularly (well, not recently) as used to live there and still have family there. Love the steep hills, scenery and beach walks.
Can't beat Mablethorpe or Sutton-on-Sea in Lincolnshire with the kids though. Lovely promenade, great for wheelchairs, or in our case,
scooters and bikes. In some ways prefer it to the naice, Londonified, rich landowner colonised, ridiculously expensive Jurassic Coast of late.
Still have a bit of a 'Gerroff my beach' complex about Dorset, despite being a grockle now.
Funf · 03/03/2021 07:05
Another vote for Llandudno, very flat plenty going on and more further afield.
Conwy is lovely and almost flat
loads to see and do locally via bus or short drive
Its a fantastic base for seeing the area as loads to see and do within 30 mins drive
Llandudno is very nice about 15 mins drive but its a regular bus route
The Conwy Valley is spectacular Bodnant Gardens is nice but check for wheel chair users
Aber Falls and Distillery, the falls can be done on a mobility scooter and is spectacular, its too much for a wheel chair though
If you fancy a City break Liverpool is quite flat and Has, Crosby, Formby and Southport a short ride away all flat, New Brighton is a small seaside place on the opposite side of the mersey
BlackeyedSusan · 05/03/2021 00:05
Broad Haven. Pembrokeshire. Flat at the front but very small. Had a beach wheelchair to hire.
Swanage is steep up the sides to lots of the accomodation but the middle is good and flat at the front. Not sure the middle road is flat out from the clocktower, inland. I seem to remember walking up to the park.
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