North Carolina Beach Campground Location For Walking Handicap Individual

Discussion in 'Camping for the Medically/Physically Challenged' started by ladyoil, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. ladyoil

    ladyoil New Member

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    Apr 11, 2014

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a campground at the beach in North Carolina? It would need to be a short walking distance to the beach from the campground as my father is handicap. He can't walk without the use of a walker and even that can be difficult at time as he loves fishing and getting to and from the beach with his gear (because he does not want anyone to help him with it) is very hard for him.

    Thank you kindly for any assistance.
  2. rocksncactus

    rocksncactus Member

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    May 10, 2013
    Cobb County, GA
    I don't have an answer about the beaches, but your post triggered a memory of something I was looking at back when I was having serious back problems and envisioned a future living with limited mobility and difficulty getting out into the wild places. I started thinking about ways for your father to more easily get himself and his gear down to the water to fish. The first two posts are related, but I thought you'd find it interesting to read the story of why the inventor came up with his design. The following links are other similar but less expensive versions that are not, however, as off-road capable as the Veloped. Also, I think you'd have to do something to keep sand from gunking up parts, but I'm willing to bet there is a way to do that. I really like the look and description of the Veloped, and if I do get back in a condition where I can't hike and do other things that are important to me I intend to get one. Anyway, I hope this information is helpful to you and your father.
  3. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    May 8, 2011
    Florida by way of WV and MD
    I know this is an old thread, and was asking about NC, but wanted to put this out there.

    Many state parks in FL, that are on beaches, have beach rover wheelchairs for use free of charge, for the asking. Call ahead to any place you are staying on the beach and ask if they have anything like that. Private campground may, even for a fee. Never hurts to ask.

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