WEYMOUTH Beach has been named one of the most accessible in the country for the elderly.

It is third on a list of exclusive beaches which are safe for visitors with mobility issues.

Out of the 160 beaches in the UK which have been awarded Blue Flag status, only 11 are said to have all the amenities necessary for a perfect day out for anyone who struggles with their mobility.

The study commissioned by care providers New Care Homes uncovered the top beaches across the UK that cater specifically to the needs of individuals seeking accessible beach experiences.

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The study examined various factors including existing ratings, accessibility features (such as disabled-friendly restroom facilities and ramps), availability of first aid facilities, presence of trained lifeguards during designated hours, convenient parking options including accessible spaces, and availability of wheelchair hire services to ensure beach exploration for everyone.

Weymouth’s award-winning beach making the list has ‘delighted’ the town’s mayor.

Cllr Jon Orrell said: “We’ve got access matting on the beach to allow people with restricted mobility the chance to get closer to the water’s edge, as well as having beach wheelchairs that can be hired free of charge.

“There are several ramped access points to the beach from the flat promenade with its sweeping views of the bay’s crystal clear waters, and so we are delighted to be recognised as one of the most accessible beaches for older visitors.”

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The news that Weymouth beach is one of the most accessible in the UK comes after a string of recent awards and accolades. 

It was once again awarded its Blue Flag status and given a Seaside Award from the environmental charity keep Britain Tidy. 

The beach was also named the second best beach in the UK to visit over the early May bank holiday, however, it missed out on the top spot due to the cost of parking in the town.

READ: Weymouth second best beach in UK due to parking charges

Another accolade bestowed upon the town was making a list of best 'hidden beaches' to visit in the UK, although, for many Weymouth is a already a destination of chance and no secret.

In February, it was also rated the best in the UK on a list of the top 25 beaches in Europe and 19th overall by travel website TripAdvisor.

There have been some issued raised over concerns of littering and sustainability though.

An environmental activist spent two hours cleaning the shore in May which was left in ‘one of the worst states he has ever seen’ .

The 'most accessible beaches in the UK' according to the study:  

  1. Porthmeor St Ives, Cornwall:
  2. Skegness
  3. Weymouth
  4. Cranfield Bay, County Down
  5. Broadhaven, Pembrokeshire
  6. Tenby Castle Beach, Wales
  7. Dale, Pembrokeshire
  8. Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire
  9. South Tenby, Wales
  10. Tresaith, Cardigan Bay
  11. St Andrews East Sands, Scotland