Inverloch Foreshore Accessible Walk

Cnr Cuttriss St and The Esplanade, Inverloch 3996

Inverloch Foreshore Accessible Walk

Cnr Cuttriss St and The Esplanade, Inverloch 3996

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2 h
6.98 km
Easy

This return walk or roll offers beautiful coastal views. There are many accessible features along its length that make it easy to choose any section, anytime that suits you.

Inverloch Foreshore Accessible Walk

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Summary

This return walk or roll offers beautiful coastal views. There are many accessible features along its length that make it easy to choose any section, anytime that suits you.

Description

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Is this walk accessible for me?
This walk is easy by foot, in a wheelchair or with other mobility aids.

What can I see?
See Inverloch Beach, the inlet. and dunes. Watch for seabirds.

How accessible is the path?
The path is wide enough for side by side travel and wheelchair turns. There are no roads to cross. Driveways to features such as the jetty are crossed.

The path is sealed, except Lija Lookout driveway crossing is a gravel surface. It has lips where concrete and gravel meet. Otherwise, the path is ramped at kerbs with tactile pads and no steps. Note: beach access off the path has steps and sand surfaces.

Bumper boards are on the jetty, but safety rails are not always present.

The only moderate slope is 20 metres long below the Wyeth-McNamara Park Playground. Our wheelchair managed this well.

Sandy soil and uneven ground are beside the path. There are overhanging branches that may droop, but the path is well maintained.

The route is clear. There are information signs, however, no direction signs. There are alternatives for shorter walks, pick up points and vehicle access. Mobile coverage is good.

Cyclists may share the path.

Rest areas
The path is exposed to the weather. There are trees and manmade shelter for shade

Seating with and without armrests paved to the path is available.

The only accessible drinking fountain is not in an accessible location. Carry water.

Toilets
There are 4 accessible toilets evenly spaced along the walk.

A tan bark base playground, open air and sheltered picnic tables, BBQs, bins, exercise stations, an accessible jetty and accessible viewing platforms are provided. The path passes the main shopping centre.

Dogs must be leashed. There is a dog friendly beach below Cuttriss St.

Parking
There are accessible spaces along the walk, with most in the jetty car park. Surfaces are sealed, firm, wide and flat However, some lips between surfaces remain. No road crossings are required.

Public Transport
A regional bus stops at Ramsay Bvd / The Esplanade. Shelter, seating, space allocated to mobility aids and passenger information are provided. The kerb is ramped for access to the walking path. A service road needs to be crossed.

The following photos and descriptions provide more information regarding accessibility. Conditions may change. If you notice any variations, please let us know.

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Points of Interest

1. Accessible parking space The Esplanade / Cuttriss St

You can start anywhere. This accessible space has the advantage of an accessible toilet and a raised pedestrian crossing to the shop opposite. Note the gap in the paving between asphalt and path.

2. Inverloch Corner Store

Refreshments are available before you start the walk or on your return. Check opening hours.

3. Accessible toilet (first of four along the path)

1.3 metre wide, safety railed wooden ramps go to the first accessible toilet (if starting the walk or roll from this point). There are 4 on the path! Door width 0.88 metres. Floor area 2.5x2.8 metres.

4. Not all seats are easily accessible

There are plenty of accessible path connected options for rest along the way. However, not all are helpful to people who need armrests to get up and down or smooth surfaces underfoot.

5. Coastal plants and wildlife

A stand of Banksias at this location saw a Red wattle bird feeding happily on nectar. Keep your eyes open for a variety of birds.

6. Shelters and picnic facilites

Some shelters are connected to the path with paved surfaces and offer smooth flooring wide enough for wheelchairs under cover. Roll under tables are common.

7. Lija Lookout / Old Sea Wall gravel driveway

The gravel surface of this driveway is crossed by the walking path. Where concrete meets gravel there is a lip to watch out for.

8. Jetty driveway crossing

There are no roads as such to cross on the walking path. The jetty car park driveway is the main crossing. Kerbs have tactile ramps and a large traffic island means you don't have to watch both ways.

9. Jetty picnic area

With its own accessible parking, wide sealed paths, roll under tables, an accessible toilet (door 0.86 metres, floor area 2.5x2.55 metres) and an accessible jetty, this is a good pace to visit.

10. Jetty accessible parking

Inverloch Jetty offers accessible parking right on the water or within the main car park. Surfaces are sealed, smooth and flat with room for rear loading.

11. Inverloch Jetty ramp

There is access directly from the car park to the jetty through the safety rails. Then you travel along the ramp to the jetty proper.

12. Inverloch Jetty

A 1.8 metre grippy, plastic grated ramp connects to the wide jetty which has yellow bumper boards, but no safety rails. It has great views along the inlet and is a good place to fish.

13. The Ripple and The Rocket Shed

The salvaged and restored 1872 ketch The Ripple and the historic Rocket Shed take pride of place on the walk. Access is ramped for wheelchairs and informative signs are also accessible.

14. Playground

There is a popular tan bark based playground on the walking path. It lacks accessible features other than shelter and a water fountain, which is not situated well for mobility aid users. Carry water.

15. Sandy paths

Paths to the beach generally end up sandy and boggy for wheelchair users. Some chair wheelchair mats would be nice in the future.

16. Informative signage and a slope

Access to this interpretive signage shelter was easy. The 20 metre slope to the playground in the background is moderate, but was no problem for our wheelchair.

17. Accessible platforms

There are a number of locations where mobility aid users can easily walk or roll onto viewing platforms above the beach. Steps down to the sand are not accessible.

18. Side by side walking or rolling

The path width is generally wide enough for side by side travel.

19. Accessible tables on the beach

With paved connection to the path and sitting right above the sand, there are places where wheelchair users can get close and enjoy the beach without getting bogged.

20. Exercise stations and accessible toilet 3

Exercise stations on the walk are for everyone. This location is also home to an older style accessible toilet (door 1.08, floor 3.35x1.75 metres), a new accessible BBQ shelter and picnic tables.

21. View from Ayr Creek bridge

The view from the bridge over the Ayr Creek outflow is very pretty. There is a lagoon that is home to many water birds.

22. Accessible toilet 4

The extension of the path toward the Inverloch Surf Beach has seen installation of a further accessible toilet. Door width 0.86 metres.


Features

Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Historical interest Historical interest
Art and culture Art and culture
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden
Accessible walk Accessible walk