Wheelchair Beach Access in Vero Beach
Wheelchairs, walkers, and canes limit the ability of individuals to enjoy certain places. This is particularly true at the beach. Without a firm pathway, those with limited mobility can’t enjoy the sand. But there are some places for wheelchair beach access in Vero Beach. Now, there’s one more.
Spoil Islands Wheelchair Beach Access
Several areas in and near Vero Beach have offered limited mobility access for years. But the Spoil Islands have been the exception. Located in northern St. Lucie County, the island is one of the hidden gems of the area. However, there was no easy access to the islands. After boats pulled up to the islands, the only path to the picnic areas was difficult to travel.
Thanks to a $25,000 grant, the Indian River Lagoon Council and several other organizations worked to make the islands accessible. When boats pull up to the island now, mesh mats extend out to help passengers get onto the island. Plastic decks make it possible for the individuals to move around the picnic area. But that’s not all. Even the picnic tables, grills, and fire pits were built to accommodate people with limited mobility.
The Spoil Islands are unlike any other place in the US. Now that it has the wheelchair beach access and other features, it is even more unique. There may not be another island in the US with a similar set-up.
Visiting Spoil Islands
While you’re in Vero Beach, you can make your way to the islands. Contact us at the Vero Beach Inn and Suites to learn more.