Accessible Days Out

We would appreciate any feedback and accessible days out that you have enjoyed to add to the list.

Disabled car parking

If you are a Blue Badge holder you are able to park for free in Cornwall Council pay and display car parks that operate a Pay on Exit barrier provided you register a disabled vehicle which qualifies for free tax with the council beforehand. For further details please go to

Perranporth beach

The golden beach of Perranporth is a year round winner for its fantastic facilities which include a sand chair to aid beach access. There is a beach restaurant called The Watering Hole. The town of Perranporth and the beach are relatively flat. There is a car next to the beach. Dogs are accepted all year round but must be kept on a lead during the peak season.

Beach wheelchairs are available to hire from Perranporth Garden Charities. or give them a call on 07881 521730 to reserve your chair.

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

Falmouth’s largest beach which is buggy friendly and has a Sand Chair available, telephone 01326 312884. Dogs are banned between May and September. There is the well-kept formal Queen Mary Gardens close by. The car park is 100 yards away and the access to the beach is flat.

Gylly beach cafe is fully accessible by a wheelchair user.

There are a total of 45 beaches in Cornwall with varying levels of disabled access and facilities please go to for further details.

Countryside Mobility provides safe, enjoyable access to some of the most scenic locations in the South West (and beyond), through an off road mobility scooter (Tramper) hire scheme. It is for anyone who has difficulty walking. 

Trebah Garden

Despite being a valley garden with steep sections and steps, there is a step-free route round the garden which is accessible for motorised vehicles. Two motorised Tramper mobility scooters are also available to hire free of charge at Trebah through the Countryside Mobility scheme (book ahead to avoid disappointment). Plus, entry for people with disabilities and their carer is half the standard rate. Call 01326 252200 to book.

Eden Project

The Eden Project caters of all ages and abilities. There are accessible parking spaces, toilet and wheelchairs available for hire.

The Camel Trail cycle path

Arguably Cornwall’s most popular cycle path and it is great for those with reduced mobility. Camel Trail Bike Hire in Wadebridge have bikes for hire that have been specifically designed for children and adults with disabilities. It is essential to book ahead over the phone on 01208 814104.

Mylor Sailing School

A sailing a powerboat school with full accessible facilities and boats. There is a wheelchair friendly powerboat where the front section flaps down to allow ease of boarding for those with mobility problems. The sailing boats are not suitable for those who cannot sit unaided or in a wheelchair. There are ramps to access the pontoon and slipway. Please see for further details:

Peg’s Surf Coaching

At Peg’s Surf  School they go above and beyond to ensure they can offer surf lessons to everyone. This includes providing adapted surf boards, beach wheelchair and modified coaching techniques to meet physical, sensory, learning, communication and mental health needs. They also use audio description and close proximity for blind and visually impaired surfers and have BSL and visual communication techniques for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have difficulty accessing speech. Please see for further details:

Truro Cathedral

The beautiful Truro Cathedral is seen as a triumph of Gothic Revival Architecture and its magnificent spires can be seen soaring above the city’s skyline. The cathedral is free to enter and has a ramp access at the front of the cathedral in High Cross near the front entrance. Nearly all parts of the cathedral are accessible by ramp, but St Mary’s aisle is not accessible by a wheelchair. Nevertheless you would still be able to see the wonderful stained glass windows by St Mary’s aisle.

There is an accessible restaurant and toilet inside the cathedral and a wheelchair available for use by the shop ramp entrance.

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

From River Street there is a step-free access, via a ramp taking you to the main museum entrance. All parts of the museum are accessible by wheelchair including a unisex accessible toilet. Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome. For further details please visit

Penzance to Marazion seafront

This walk is an easy 2.7 miles (4.3km) from Penzance to Marazion from the starting point at Penzance Station main car park (TR18 2LT). The walk is on a virtually level path along the seawall surfaced path suitable for a wheelchair user and pushchairs. It gives fabulous views across Mounts Bay to St Michaels Mount, the Lizard and Mousehole. Visit here to check suitability

Wetwheels South West

Based in Falmouth and founded by yachtsman Geoff Holt MBE offering a unique opportunity for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages – including those with multiple, profound and complex impairments – access to the water.

St Ives

St Ives is a typical old Cornish fishing village. Although there are cobbled street St Ives welcomes disabled visitors. There are beach wheelchairs to hire from Porthminster Beach where the train arrives from Truro via the St Erth station. It is a fairly level access into St Ives centre from the station.

There is an award winning café and restaurant on Porthminster Beach which is accessible from St Ives railway station. You can travel by train or park your car in the station car park and use the path under the bridge to access the café.

Godolphin House – National Trust

An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden and historic house. See their website but helpfully, it has a Tramper chair to hire available through Countryside Mobility. To book and find out more see here.

Trevaskis Farm and Café

Connor Down, Hayle, TR27 5QJ. 01209 714009

Trevaskis Farm has spent the last 30 years providing the freshest and heartiest meals from their farm produce. Be warned the portions are very generous. There is dedicated disabled parking and access to the café and farm shop. The farm is sometimes accessible for wheelchairs but not always if the weather is bad so you need to telephone first. Pick your own is under polytunnels and is accessible.

Accessible Eating Out

There are many places to eat that are Accessible please see our Eating Out page.

Euan’s Guide

Euan’s Guide is a charity aimed at providing information for disabled people to give them confidence and choices for getting out and about.  There are many places listed in Cornwall.