Beach Wheelchair Information

The Village of Bald Head Island has beach wheelchair equipment available for the recreational use of our residents, visitors, and guests.  The Beach Wheelchair can be reserved through the staff at the Village of Bald Head Island Public Safety Department.  Reservations can be made two ways,  in person at the Public Safety Building located at 273 Edward Teach Wynd, or by filling out the reservation form and emailing it to the Public Safety Administrative Assistant (Email:

Individuals making reservations must be 18 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license, and will be responsible for transporting the Beach Wheelchair to and from the Public Safety Department to their point of use/and or an island residence.

At the time of checkout, the individual must post a deposit of $1,000.00 in check form, made payable to the Village of Bald Head Island.  The Beach Wheelchair must be cleaned and in satisfactory condition upon return. When returned, all parts of the Beach Wheelchair will be inspected.  The deposit will be returned to or destroyed at the direction of the reserving individual.

Individuals checking out the Beach Wheelchair agree to keep control over the use of the Beach Wheelchair and maintain it in a secure environment, particularly during inclement weather and at night.  Misuse or destruction of the Beach Wheelchair will be considered damages to the Village Property and subject to applicable laws pertaining to such misuse or damage.  Forfeiture of the deposit may occur to compensate for misuse or damage.

The Village of Bald Head Island and its departments shall not be liable for the personal injury incurred while the Beach Wheelchair is in the possession of the reserving individuals or representative(s).

The photo above is at our new handicap beach access. It is located at Beach Access #24A. Parking is available in the lot across the street near the corner of Muscadine Wynd and S Bald Head Wynd (see map HERE – the access is built over the sand path that you may see on the aerial image).  The dredge pipe in the photo was temporary and is not typically on the shoreline.