Beach Wheelchair Rentals Available at Heal the Bay Aquarium near Santa Monica Pier

Beach Wheelchair at Santa Monica Pier

Beaches are one of the great treasures in Los Angeles, and they should be accessible to everyone.


Heal the Bay Aquarium has beach wheelchairs available to rent for free at the Santa Monica Pier.

Complimentary manual beach wheelchair rentals are available for two hours, and a valid photo ID is required as collateral during the rental period. The wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis during operating hours. Please call (310) 393-6149 or email Heal the Bay Aquarium at to check for availability.

*Please note that these manual beach wheelchairs are for use on the beach only–they are not available for use on top of the Santa Monica Pier due to the wood deck.

Beach wheelchair facing ocean

1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Please contact Heal the Bay Aquarium for availability
(310) 393-6149 


Santa Monica has several accessible pathways to the water. The closest pathways near the Santa Monica Pier are Santa Monica State Beach, Arizona Avenue, and Bay Street. Download this map from the City of Santa Monica Disabilities Commission: Accessible Santa Monica Map

Map with accessible pathways in Santa Monica



Heal the Bay’s beach wheelchair program is made possible thanks to funding from The Coastal Conservancy.

The Coastal Conservancy is a California state agency, established in 1976, to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, to help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and to sustain local economies along California’s coast. It acts with others to protect and restore, and increase public access to, California’s coast, ocean, coastal watersheds, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Its vision is of a beautiful, restored, and accessible coast for current and future generations of Californians.

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