Holidays in France
Wheelchair holiday at the seaside in France
With an amazing 750 miles of twisting, turning coastline, it's no wonder that so much of Brittany's rich heritage is linked to the sea. In parts, towering cliffs and rugged rock formations create the most dramatic scenery imaginable, whilst elsewhere there are glorious sandy beaches and classic resorts that are perfect for just about every conceivable water sport.
And in between these two extremes you'll discover literally hundreds of charming little sheltered bays and inlets, many of which form harbours for Brittany's traditional fishing villages where little has changed for centuries. Like almost everything about France's most westerly region, its coast has a character that is absolutely unique. (lifted from the Brittany ferries website I think this passage says it all...)
I've had a couple of people ask me what is so special about the Brittany coast line and why I like it so much. To be honest, I just can't stop looking at the amazing views. Every time I go near the coast I see something different, something more beautifull than the last time I was there. Something I had not seen before.
My busy lifestyle means that I don't go to the coast nearly as much as I'd like but sometimes there is nothing for it but to get on the bike and go explore.....
We do have several beaches locally have have beach wheelchairs available - these generally are available from the life guards that are on the beach in the height of season, July and August. They don't cost anything to use, but are on a first come, first served basis, so you can't guarantee that you will be able to use one. There are also several beaches that you can get on the sand in a wheelchair - not necessarily one with small castors, etc, but certainly the ones with larger wheels, power chairs and the like, as the sand is very compacted - not light and fluffy. I've been told this year (2007) that it is scary to start with, as you automatically think that you will get stuck, but worth the rush of adrenalin in doing it!
When the going gets tough, the tough go rock pooling.........