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Best of Oak Island

Oak Island, NC is the perfect destination for a family vacation, and wheelchair users will find Oak Island very accessible. From beach wheelchair rentals to accessible beaches and vacation homes with elevators, we've got all the details on planning the ultimate Oak Island trip.

Best Beach Wheelchair Rental Oak Island, NC
Colorful beach wheel chair on an Oak Island beach

#1 - Oak Island Parks and Recreation

Oak Island Parks and Recreation offers beach wheelchair rentals and they even have a floating beach wheelchair available. They operate entirely through grants and donations so there is no cost associated with renting a beach wheelchair! Reservations can be made for a two-day period by calling their office at 910-278-5518. Quantities are limited, especially during the summer, so be sure to book your reservation sooner rather than later.

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#2 - Mr Beach Rentals

Mr Beach Rentals offers a beach wheelchair rental with Wheeleez 42cm wheels. They offer free delivery to your vacation rental house from 9am - 5pm, or they will meet you at a beach access point given a one hour notice. Reservations vary depending on day and rental length. The first day is typically around $79, but additional days are less (so your second day might be $20, your third $30 etc.). You can make a reservation by calling their office at 910-250-9960, or through their website.

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#3 - Wheelchair & Scooter Rentals of Myrtle Beach

Wheelchair & Scooter Rentals of Myrtle Beach offers a great variety of wheelchair rentals, so you can find the perfect fit. Choose from standard, medical or bariatric wheelchairs. Their prices vary depending on what you choose, but for an example a standard 2-day wheelchair rental is around $90. You can pick the wheelchair up from their office, or they offer delivery and pickup to your Oak Island vacation home for some rentals. You can make a reservation by calling them at 843-446-8723 or online through their website.

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#4 - Bald Head Island Public Safety Department

If you're planning a day trip to Bald Head Island, you'll want to reserve a beach wheelchair rental for that too! The Public Safety Department offers beach wheelchair rentals at no cost, but there is a $1,000 deposit just to ensure they get the equipment back safe and sound. Reservations can be made by calling their office at 910-457-5252. Please note one person manages this line so call in advance as you may have to leave a voicemail and wait for a call back.

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Accessible Beach & Park Access in Oak Island
Cute young boy with wavy hair at the beach in his wheelchair

The town Oak Island, NC works hard to provide equal access to beaches and parks throughout the area. The following locations and access points are maintained to provide wheelchair access (please note shifting landscape may affect these):

Accessible Beach Access Points in Oak Island

  • SE 25th Beach Access
  • SE 40th Beach Access
  • West 57th Place

*If you're planning a day trip to Bald Head Island, you can find accessible beach access at point #15.

Accessible Beach Viewing Areas in Oak Island

  • Commissioner's Park (McGlamery at Ocean Dr)
  • Mercer and Ocean Drive
  • Cabana - SE 46th Street & East Beach Drive
  • West 57th Place

Accessible Parks in Oak Island

  • Malcolm Register Park / Dot Kelly Butterfly Garden

Oak Island Vacation Homes with Elevators

Vacation rental homes with elevators provide ease-of-access for everyone in the family! Whether someone in your group uses a wheelchair, or you're just looking for convenience - an in-home elevator is always a great choice.

We offer a great selection of Oak Island, NC vacation home rentals that have open layouts and elevators. Browse rentals that can accommodate both small and large groups and start planning your Oak Island getaway today!

Beyond Expectations Oceanfront Vacation Rental with Elevator

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