Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Accessible Beach: Shadow Cliffs

Shadow Cliffs Regional Park is a local beach attraction in Pleasanton. The beach is close to the parking lot and there is a beach wheelchair available for loan. You might want to call ahead, but we simply showed up and asked at the kiosk when entering and the lifeguard met us in the parking lot with the chair. The wheelchair is adult-sized and of course does not have any lateral supports or padding, but it fit my eight year old fine with some towels and blankets to add support. 

The water was cool but not cold. The sandy beach slopes shallowly into a non-swimmers area that is roomy and cordoned off. The swim area guarded by professional fire department lifeguards.  We went during a weekday and it was not too crowded. Shade is available at some picnic sites up shore, but you may want to bring shade if you plan to stay on the beach for long. 

There are water slides at the park, which we did not scout out this trip, as well as boat rentals, hiking (some trails are accessible) and fishing.Call for more information: 925-846-3000; Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4557.

Do you know of a great local outting for families with special needs children? Submit your find to the committee and we will post it!
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