Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 34° Clear
News >  Pacific NW

Cannon Beach looks to become more handicap accessible

A wave comes ashore in Cannon Beach, Ore., March 16. (Associated Press)
A wave comes ashore in Cannon Beach, Ore., March 16. (Associated Press)
Associated Press

CANNON BEACH, Ore. – Groups in Cannon Beach are working to bring sand-friendly wheelchairs to the beach.

The Daily Astorian reported that the Chamber of Commerce and partners Remax Coastal Advantage, Martin Hospitality and Escape Lodging hope to provide the beach-accessible wheelchairs for visitors to the city next year. Last week, the City Council approved an agreement to store the wheelchairs at City Hall.

The chamber seeks to purchase one adult chair and one youth chair that would be free for public use. The non-motorized chairs start at about $2,500 and include 4- to 5-inch-wide tires that keep the chair above sand.

Neighboring cities Seaside and Manzanita currently provide beach-accessible wheelchairs for visitors.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.