Equipment and Inclusive Beach Locations

Beach Season Schedule

Beach April/May June July August September
Benone Everyday from 1 July Everyday Closed
Cranfield Easter 7th – 16th April and weekends from 8th April – 25th June. 11am – 4pm Weekends Everyday Everyday Weekends  only- Land based chairs only
Groomsport Weekends from 18 June Weekends Weekends Open until 16th  – weekends only
Portrush Everyday from 1 July Everyday  


Portstewart From 9th April –  Everyday Everyday Everyday Everyday Everyday

Equipment List


Equipment Description Benone Cranfield Groomsport Portrush Portstewart
Hippocampe Beach Chair

  • Sand use only
  • Headrest
  • Armrests
  • Foot & mesh leg support
  • Harness
  • Max. user weight 120kg
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hippocampe Beach Chair

  • Sand use only
  • Lap strap only
  • Foot well support only
  • No harness
  • No leg support
  • Max. user weight 120kg
Yes Yes  


Floating Chair

  • Sand and water use
  • Harness
  • Must be removed before entering water
  • Max. user weight 150kg
  • (Chair only available for loan when lifeguard on beach. See T&Cs)
Yes Yes Yes
Floating Chair Small

  • Max. user weight 50kg
  • (Chair only available for loan on RNLI safeguarding beach dates)
Yes Yes
Beach walker/chair in one

  • Max. user weight 100kg
Yes Yes




De Bug Beach Walker

  • Sand use only
  • Max. user weight 136kg
Yes Yes
Beach Crutches

  • Range of sizes
Yes Yes





  • Sand use only
  • Tilt mechanism
  • Lateral Support
  • Headrest
  • Max user weight 158kg
Yes Yes
Shower trolley/changer

  • Max. user weight 120kg


Fixed height on wheels


Converted to low static changer upon request

Yes Yes Wall mounted height adjustable bench Wall mounted height adjustable bench
Shower/Commode Chair

  • Max. user weight 140kg
  • Headrest
  • Armrests
  • Lateral Supports
  • Footrests
  • Positive tilt only
Yes Yes

  • Max user weight 180kg
  • Sling NOT provided
Yes Yes Ceiling hoist Ceiling hoist
Deployment of wheelchair walkway matting

(Should you require beach matting walkways, it must be requested in advance by emailing our Community Development Officer at  Provision of beach matting is subject to availability of resources to deploy and cannot be guaranteed. We recommend requesting as far in advance as possible, to avoid disappointment).


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De Bug Height Adjustable Beach Walker

Details will be uploaded to Mae Murray Foundation website once available

Self-propelled Explore

The self-propelled Explorer has a Freewheel and all-terrain wheels allowing the user independence across the sand.  Some assistance may be required so please always have a helper with you.  This can be used on soft sand, hard sand, paths and to the water’s edge.

  • Lap seat belt
  • Foot rests
  • Brakes on wheels
  • Max user weight 113kg
Yes Yes


Site-specific information

Click on the links below to see information regarding parking, toilets etc which is specific to each beach:

Portstewart Strand