Beach Wheelchairs Portobello hire beach wheelchairs from our storage container which is adjacent to the promenade in Portobello beside the Tumbles car park. The container has been decorated with designs created by the P4’s at Towerbank Primary School, and you cannot miss it!

We currently have two wheelchairs on the site. We have a hoist that you can use.

When you call to book with us, we will chat through the options available to ensure that where possible the wheelchair that you choose meets your needs. The available wheelchairs are:

Ethan and Alison

We have a largeHippocampe wheelchair suitable for children and small adults. The Hippocampe is low to the ground, so perfect for getting close to the sand and sea. However, the fixed front wheel may make it more difficult for some people. Our chair has an arm rest, leg rest, lap strap, chest harness and head rest.
d150213 031 lowres A Nomad beach wheelchair. This is a light weight adult beach wheelchair which has seating similar to a standard wheelchair and suitable for those with good balance when seated. The footplates can be flipped to the side to aid a standing transfer

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An adult's deBug. This chair is tilt in space. It has lateral supports, head rest, leg and foot rests and an arm rest which can move to the side to assist transfers.The footplate is fixed which can make transfer more difficult for some people

How to book

Please call our Portobello project on 0300 666 0990 to book

How to contact us

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring the mobile number 0300 666 0990


Portobello is three miles to the east of Edinburgh city centre. Portobello is a popular beach for locals and visitors alike, and especially with families in the summer. It is easy to get to the beach from the city centre using a local bus such as the No 26 from Princes Street.

The collection point for the beach wheelchairs is a storage container beside the Tumbles car park, Westbank Street EH15 1DR. Please note that parking can be very difficult in the summer months. There are disabled bays within the Tumbles car park and the nearby Bridge Street car park. You should allow plenty of time for car parking

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