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Since the year 2004, the Town Council of Palma has been developing a project that gives disabled people the chance to enjoy a day at the beach. The Town Council has developed this project in collaboration with the General Office responsible for Social Services of the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Coastal Delimitation Department.

Service accessibility to the beaches of Palma, which has a thematic distinction in removing physical barriers and care for people with disabilities ADEAC (2005), and currently certified by AENOR, will be completed always from Monday to Sunday with the following schedule:

1 to June 15 with 11:00 to 18: 00h.
From 16 June until 15 September, from 10:00 to 19: 00h.
From 16 to 30 September, from 11:00 to 18: 00h.

This service will be available on all beaches in the municipality

The areas giving disabled people access to Palma's beaches provide a certain infrastructure and offer special staff aimed to help disabled people access the beach and to meet their needs. The infrastructure is the following:

Reserved parking place
1 WC adapted to the needs of disabled people
1 changing room
1 shower
1 wooden pathway to access the beach
1 resting area with umbrellas
1 swimming area exclusive for disabled people
 
Additionally, every point of access to the beach offers, at least, the following:

1 amphibious chair
1 pair of crutches adapted to disabled people
2 life vests
1 wheelchair adapted to disabled people
 

This service is specially targeted to:

  • Groups of people having a physical disability, a psychological disability and/or a sensory disability who visit Palma's beaches within the hours detailed above and who need support from the specialised staff and from the infrastructure provided by the service in order to enjoy their visit at the beach. 
  • Groups of people having a physical disability, a psychological disability and/or a sensory disability who need additional support when accessing the sea and swimming. In these cases, the lifeguard does not directly support the disabled person, but instead keeps constantly an eye during the visitor's stay in the sea.
  • Members of associations for people having a physical disability, a psychological disability and/or a sensory disability who visit the beach together with disabled people, who help disabled people during their swim and provide support during their complete stay at the beach.
2 of July, 2018

Ajuntament de Palma
Square de Santa Eulālia 9. 07001 Palma (Illes Balears)
Telephone: 010 / 971225900 / 630308226
Email: ajuntament@palma.cat