KDH has its first fully handicap accessible beach access

By on May 15, 2019

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has opened  its first fully handicap accessible beach access at Ocean Bay Boulevard.

Improvements include: a wooden handicap ramp, which allows wheelchairs to get from the parking lot to the beach and several fixed position and rollout mats that are placed over sand so that wheelchairs can get onto the beach.

The mats will be set up so that an individual in a wheelchair can set up their belongings (off of the mat) and enjoy a day at the beach.

The Town has purchased three additional beach wheelchairs for anyone to borrow, making a total of four beach wheelchairs available.

The beach wheelchairs are made specifically to be pushed through the sand, and will take the individual right to the water line.

The access improvements are being dedicated in honor of former KDH Commissioner William “Bill” M. Pitt, recognizing his strong community involvement and devotion in Kill Devil Hills, as well as acknowledgement for Pitt’s many achievements as a former elected official and community leader, particularly his leadership role in beach nourishment.

Taking measures to preserve our beach and ensuring that everyone is granted an opportunity to enjoy it was essential to Pitt. He was extremely passionate about his community and making Kill Devil Hills a great place to live, work, and play.

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