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Welcome to Beach Access North East.
registered as a charity in England and Wales. No. 1172413

We provide free-hire equipment, to support people with physical disabilities, which allow them to enjoy as much freedom as possible and to be restricted only by their imaginations.

We currently have two wheelchairs with height restrictions (and a floating chair which needs a wet suit to use - talk to us about using this), available at Tynemouth Longsands. And two wheelchairs at Blyth South Beach (one of which does not require transfer to use). We will be covering Whitley Bay in 2018, intially from the Rendezvous Cafe area, until our Pod is avialable at Watts Slope close the Spanish City. We will shortly also have two adult length three wheeler designed chairs, which may require a restructure of what is where. All our wheelchairs can be made available for use at a single location by prior arrangement. Contact us on 0300 999 4444 if you would like to book or volunteer. Let us know if you'd also like a Mobi-loo. (currently charges will apply as this is an outside organisation)

Our next Event is our AGM at Evan's Bistro, 201-203 Whitley Bay Rd, on 27th March at 7pm, nibbles for after, but Don't Forget to see Baldy Holly play at Blyth Spartans on 28th April, see our Events page for more details. 

Check out our Events page for our other fun fundraisers and training days.

Latest News

We are going to be producing a radio advert for broadcast on Radio Northumberland.

We are meeting soon with developers of a self-drive powered all terrain wheelchair with the aim of using one from our Whitley Bay Pod and discussing a powered roll on/off frame.

About Us
We're a newly registered charity. B.A.N.E will develop to be a user led charity group, promoting social inclusion, independence and choice for all disabled and older people across the North of England. These are the chairs we already have, and we are looking to expand to encompass beach walkers and road-wheelchair-safe matting on the sands as well as further beach wheelchairs, new locations and a mobile changing place facility.

Could YOU help us?

We are looking for volunteers to be on call to adminster the wheelchairs, you do not transfer people to the beach wheechairs or push them during use, you may need to push the empty chair to meet the user. At the moment you may also need to construct some chairs, full training will be given.


Our Mission: To promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people in the region.

Stephen Miller cuts the ribbon at Blyth South Beach
One of two ribbon cutting ceremonies on the launch of BANE on 29/05/17, Alan Campbell did the honours at Tynemouth Longsands.
Using the Mobiloo - means users can stay on the beach for longer
We need donations to help us buy one of these mobile changing places, and more equipment - Call us to donate, call us to volunteer, call us to book a wheelchair
Contact us: 
​telephone -0300 999 4444
Facebook - search for:
Beach Access North East

Our wheelchairs can be taken into the shallow water
The only restriction is with the roll on/off version if your chair is electrically powered