We want everyone to be able to enjoy our beaches. Together with the local surf life-saving club, we provide beach matting and a beach wheelchair for people to use free of charge.

Beach Matting

Beach matting makes it easier to get from the main beach entry, onto the sand and close to the water.

Matting is located at the following location:

  • Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas – use the sealed pathway adjacent the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club (along Mowbray Street), accessed by the ramp.

Matting availability is dependent on tidal and wind conditions.

Beach Wheelchair

The Sandcruiser wheelchair is available free of charge on a first come first service basis and does not require a booking.


  • Pick up from the Surf Life Saving Lifeguard Hut located on Four Mile Beach
  • 9am-4:30pm, seven days a week

Please note: the user and/or support person must ensure they have the help required to use the Sandcruiser wheelchair independently of the lifeguard(s) on patrol.

Key features of the Sandcruiser wheelchair include:

  • All-terrain wheelchair (shallow water only)
  • Adjustable leg rest and pivot armrests
  • Anti-tip brake bar
  • Max weight 120kg.

Further information:

  • Sandcruiser user manual
  • Hire Agreement
Four Mile Beach Amenities
  • Standard toilets and one unisex accessible toilet that can accommodate a standard wheelchair (located near Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club, on Mowbray Street).
  • Open outdoor beach shower (located near Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club, on Mowbray Street).
  • Disability car spaces
Report Access Issues

Online – Report a Problem
Phone – 4099 9444
Email – enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au

To help us better serve you, please specify that this is a disability or access issue in your message.

For further information, please contact Council on 4099 9444 or email comdev@douglas.qld.gov.au.

Additional Beach Wheelchair Available for Hire

An additional Beach Wheelchair is available for hire from Mossman Support Services. Contact the service directly for further information.

Website: www.mossmansupportservices.org.au

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