Other versions of motorized beach chairs, such as the Action TrackChair,
are built with treads, similar to the construction of a bulldozer.
Beach wheelchairs are also a growing line of business, according to Trevor Scribner, whose Virginia Beach, Virginia-based Beach Power Mobility
is an outgrowth of Advanced Aeromedical, Inc.
“We get to help a lot of people in the summertime around here, and it’s a growing part of our business,” Scribner said.
And, in the newest development, many companies are also offering chairs that can be pushed into the water, where they float, allowing users to experience the ocean first-hand.
While renting a motorized beach wheelchair costs at least $75 a day, a growing number of beaches are offering them at no charge.
The city of San Diego offers free power beach wheelchairs
at seven beaches in the area. Most of these beaches are easily accessed from the flat and paved boardwalks that cover about 20 miles of San Diego’s beaches, according to the San Diego Tourism Authority.
Other beaches with free beach wheelchairs include Virginia Beach
, Narragansett, Rhode Island
, Clearwater, Florida
, several state beaches in Florida,
and dozens along California’s coast