About Accessible Beach Mats
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield wants to provide the best opportunity for all residents to access public spaces. Beach Mats provide a number of accessible points in key locations along our coastline. We are currently trialing two different types of mats at four locations along the foreshore.
Each beach mat consists of a long, sturdy ‘mat’ which is placed on the top of soft sand, to enable wheeled mobility aids (such as wheelchairs or prams) and those who have difficulty walking to reach the firmer sand at the water’s edge. However it cannot always be guaranteed that the Beach Access Mats will reach the hard sand due to the constant changing sand and tides, the mats are placed in position where the majority of time they will reach hard sand.
It is important that the areas surrounding the Beach Mat locations also provide accessible and inclusive facilities. Council has worked collaboratively with the local community to ensure the mats have been placed in areas where there are other supporting elements such as parking and toilet facilities.
STATUS UPDATE - 19/09/2019 - WE HAVE THE BEACH MAT, LOCATED NEAR THE SEMAPHORE PALAIS ONLY, IN PLACE. ALL BEACH OTHER MATS IN SEMAPHORE HAVE NOT YET BEEN PUT OUT FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER SEASONS.
Beach Access mats can be found at the following locations
Access Mat 1. Opposite Arthur Street @ Noonies Café (Currently under repair - Mat shortened)
To view/ print image of the mat at this location Click here(765 kb)