Scusset Beach Road
Phone: 508 888-0859
Last week I went to the Scusset Beach State Reservation with my mom, my aunt and my friends, Tony, Ric and Kevin. I was anxious to try out my new beach wheelchair that my mom and dad gave to me for my birthday. It’s a De-Bug all terrain tilt and space beach wheelchair that was custom designed by Deming Designs, Inc. If you want more information on this great beach wheelchair, you check out my review of De-Bug All Terrain Wheelchair by Deming Designs, Inc. Since it is now summer of 2008, I decided to update my past Scusset Beach wheelchair accessibility review of 2007.
Scusset Beach State Reservation has free parking for all vehicles with a handicap placard. This is important as many people in wheelchairs are on very limited budgets. The parking is nicely paved and has many handicap spaces right up front. There are wide cement walkways leading to the entrance of the beach.
The Scusset Beach has loaner standard beach wheelchairs available for the disabled to use. This is nice because most beaches don’t have beach wheelchairs available. You can ask the person at the booth at the entrance to call down to the lifeguards to ask if one is available. If one is available they will let the lifeguards know you will need one and they will meet you in the parking lot.
I used the Scusset beach loaner wheel chair last year but it wasn’t comfortable for me for I need a tilt and space chair due to medical reasons. The Scusset Beach staff offered to help my friends get me into the accessible beach wheelchair when I went last year and I was thankful to them for their help.
The restrooms are all wheelchair accessible. They have large handicap stalls and no one in a wheelchair will have a problem with getting ready for the beach in these stalls. There are two outdoor cold water showers that are wheelchair accessible and nice to use before you leave the beach to cool off and wash off all the sand.
The Scusset beach has a nice concession stand. It’s easy to maneuver a wheelchair on for the paving is cement. There are great wheelchair accessible tables in front of the concession stand. The tables and the benches are all chained down but the benches pull out on a hinge so you can get your wheelchair under the table. The food was OK but we don’t recommend the Chicken Salad. My friend had that and didn’t think it was tasty at all.
The Scusset Beach has a long wooden walkway that leads to the beach. I wouldn’t recommend a person in a regular wheelchair travel on it for there are some wooden boards missing, but the beach wheelchair wheels nicely along it. At the end of the walkway there is a short step off. It is best if you avoid the step and wheel to the side to get your beach wheelchair easily off the wooden walkway.
Once on the beach I went into the ocean water with my new beach wheelchair and I had a BLAST! The water was cold but felt good on this hot summer day. I got to splash my Aunt Nancy and my friends Ric, Tony and Kevin. They also splashed me!
I really enjoyed this beach and hope all wheelchair bound people who like the beach do get a chance to go here and borrow one of their beach wheelchairs and go into the ocean water. Ric and Kevin took me out a little way and I had a wonderful time!!
We all had a wonderful time at the beach and I love my new tilt and space beach wheelchair. The only casualty of this trip was when Ric sat in his beach sand chair and it broke. Luckily he wasn’t hurt and we all had a laugh!
Scusset Beach also has a pier that one can fish off. It is very wheelchair accessible and the restrooms are too. They also have a camping area for campers and tents so if you enjoy camping or fishing it is here for you to try.
I give Scusset Beach State Reservation FIVE STARS for wheelchair accessibility.