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Why do you need a beach wheelchair?

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Beach wheelchairs offer riders the freedom to move over terrain that is not accessible in traditional wheelchairs, including sand, snow and grass. Some beach wheelchairs also provide opportunities for the user to be in water, according to the National Center on Accessibility.

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Beach wheelchairs are made with a durable frame that absorbs the shock of rough terrain and allows repeated use, notes the National Center on Accessibility. AccessRec WaterWheels has three sitting angles and a wide backrest made from UV and water-resistant material. Aqua Creek Beach Access Chairs have large flotation tires to prevent tipping, a safety belt, sliding footrest and single motion parking brakes. Other types of beach wheelchairs include the Hippocampe wheelchair, Landeez all-terrain wheelchair and Mobi-Chair.

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