For those of us, who love the beach but suffer from mobility issues that make it hard to get on the sand to enjoy the sea will be glad to hear there are beach walkers that can be used to get you or a loved one back on the beach.
Those of us who have used a walker know that when using a walker on a smooth surface is ideal. But the second you move off of smooth grounds and try and walk on sand it can be a complete nightmare.
For those of us who want to use a walker on a beach, you need a beach walker. We review the best bench walkers and let you know what you should look for.
Best Beach Walkers
1. Aluminum All Terrain Beach Aand Mobility Walker
You need to have a walker with the property wheels in order to be able to successfully maneuver on beach sand. This beach walker is our top choice for a lightweight, aluminum all-terrain beach and san mobility walker.
It has a weight capacity of 25 lbs that can be used to sit on if you get tired. The handle height can also adjust from 34″ to 39″ and it folds easily to transport and store.
There are some things you need to know about this walker. For one it is a custom order item meaning it can take up to 3 weeks to get his order to ship because it’s made to order. This walker is very lightweight and strong making walking on the beach easy and comfortable.
The custom large wheels are what allows this walker to be taken on the beach. Smaller standard wheels only dig in and result in the walker not being able to move and can cause the person using the walker to fall.
2. Beach Walker Stainless Steel All Terrain Beach Sand Mobility Walker
This unique and custom-built to order beach walker is made from stainless steel and is an all-terrain beach and sand, mobility walker.
It has large oversized tires that will not sink into even soft sand. We like that the frame can be disassembled without the need for tools to provide easier transport. The handlebars can also be adjusted easily and it weighs in at 15 to 35 lbs. It has an outside width of 30 inches.
These are custom built walkers so they will take a few weeks to be built then shipped.
Beach Walker Buying Guide
Gaining access to the beach with mobility issues can be a challenge. Using a beach walker can help get anyone back onto the beach with friends and family or even brought on vacation to access beaches away from home. There are a few things that make a beach walker unique and it has its pros and cons. We look at those below.
Almost every Beach Walker is Custom to some degree
Because beach walkers are more of a luxury than a necessity when it comes to a walker most of the time buying one requires patients because they are custom built.
Orders can typically take up to 3 weeks after the order to be built then shipped out. Because of this, you will also find that refunds are rarely giving once the product is complete and ready to ship.
Wheels are the key to beach walkers
The wheels are what makes a beach walker possible. Oversized custom wheels that wide allow the walker to move without sinking into the sand. Regular walkers wheels are narrow and sink into sand allowing the walker to get stuck. Beach walker wheels are large and meant for the beach and sand.
Lightweight walker frame
A lot of time beach walkers are modified from a frame of a basic walker. This means that the wheels are taking off and larger beach style wheels are fitted in place. In some instances, there are complete custom builds from stainless steel and the entire beach walker is custom from the wheels to the grip.
Beach walkers should allow for disabling quickly for travel
The best beach walkers should allow for tool-free disabling so they can be transported quickly. Most beach wheelchairs are bulky in terms of size because of the design and wheels of your standard walker. Because of this make sure that the beach walker can be disabled quickly and without the need for tools.
Can you use a regular walker on the beach? It will depend on the sand. If you have a regular walker with regular thin wheels it will be very difficult to get around on anything other than hard-packed down sand. It is recommended to use a beach walker with the proper large thick wheels to navigate on all types of sand. Soft or hard.
Can you rent a beach walker? Yes. This depends on what beach you are at but there are places that offer beach walkers for a flat fee per day. We recommend calling the hotel you’re staying out of the city to inquire about where to rent a beach walker.
How much does it cost to rent a beach walker? Depending on the location you can expect to pay anywhere from &75 for the day all the way up to $395 or more for the week.