Beaches of Pensacola Now Accessible for All  Thanks to Mobi-Mat Installation

 

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Nicole Stacey
Visit Pensacola
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Pensacola, Fla. (Tuesday, Aug. 5) – Sugar-white sand and emerald green water on the beaches of Pensacola are now accessible for all thanks to the installment of five Mobi-mats on Pensacola Beach. Mobi-Mats are a non-slip matting laid down over the sand that provides grip and easy access for wheelchairs, strollers, and pedestrians on unstable surfaces.

Funded by the Santa Rosa Island Authority and deployed by Escambia County Public Works, the mats will be located on five beaches along the island: 

  • Casino Beach: A Mobi-Mat is located east of the Public Safety Building, and one is stationed west of The Dock Bar.
  • Park West: One mat is located on the sound (north) side near the two pavilions.
  • Moms Beach (Quietwater Beach): A Mobi-Mat is stationed near the lifeguard tower.
  • Boardwalk Beach: A mat is located just east of the Quietwater Beach shell.
  • Baby Beach: A Mobi-Mat is located off Avenida 18 on the sound side.

Furthermore, beach wheelchairs, both electric and traditional, are available for rent from several vendors along Pensacola Beach.

“This is an incredible addition to the Pensacola Bay Area,” President of Visit Pensacola Steve Hayes said. “Thanks to the Santa Rosa Island Authority, residents and visitors of all abilities will be able to enjoy our destinations beautiful features.”

To add to the Mobi-Mats, the Pensacola Bay Area has activities aplenty for people of all abilities. From baseball games to museums to cruising the bay, there’s so much to do and see here for travelers looking to plan a vacation. For more information on an accessible trip to Pensacola, visit www.visitpensacola.com.

 


About Visit Pensacola

Visit Pensacola is the destination management organization for Escambia County which includes Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. With over 450 years of rich history and 18 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordered by the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors from all over the world are lured to our pristine shores every year. Visit Pensacola supports the community vision of tourism by serving as the central body responsible for building tourism as an economic engine for our community through leadership, connection, collaboration and communication.