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Sometimes We Can Take Going to the Beach for Granted.

Sometimes We Can Take Going to the Beach For Granted.

If you are familiar with my posts, then you know how much I love the delray beach at sunrisebeach.  Being able to walk by it on the sidewalk; sitting in a chair and listening to the beautiful sound of the waves as they pay their short visit to the shore; and walking along the shoreline, looking for small treasures from the sea to add to my shell collection… are my daily vitamin pill.

But, what if something as easy as going to the beach was something you could no longer do?

Yesterday, I read a Facebook post from Terri Poehler  asking us to share a photo of a special path along the beach that is wheelchair accessible.  Terri’s daughter, Sarah, has Muscular Dystrophy and can no longer enjoy the beach as she once had.  (I called Terri to get her permission to share this)

beach wheelchair- delray beachI shared the photo and just for grins, decided to tag the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department.  

Lo and behold, they commented on my post with some good news… Delray Beach has 2 chairs to meet their needs at the Lifeguard station at A1A and Atlantic, and 1 at Atlantic Dunes Park. This is one of the chairs.


The best part is that there are plans to build a ramp similar to the one Terri shared in her Facebook post.

If you know of someone who needs assistance at the beach, there are companies that design and sell beach wheelchairs.

If you are in a beach area how about suggesting these chairs or the special paths to your community!


 Kathy Streib 

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Comment balloon 32 commentsKathy Streib • September 10 2015 02:49PM


Good morning Kathy.  I'm so pleased to hear the good news you posted today.  Thanks 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 5 years ago

Kathy, nice of you to spread the word about beach access. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 5 years ago

We lived on the oceanfront at Virginia Beach for many years before our move to Maryland. We do miss the beach.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Kathy. I think that this is really wonderful. You never knew....

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Kathy Streib,

The beach is a special place to rejuvenate and for many like your self it is a daily energizer. I learned something new today I never knew there were such a thing as beach wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) almost 5 years ago

Wow, I have tears in my eyes BARFF.....I am thrilled the Delray Beach and Recreation Department contacted you with such great information and you passed it on to all of us.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 5 years ago

You are fortunate to be living close to the beach. I grew up withing walking distance of the beach  and miss those days.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Kathi - what a great bit of information to share with the AR community - have a wonderful day!

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) almost 5 years ago

I have a rule if I have to drive north or south I take the beach road instead of US1 slower but it reminds me why I live here.

Posted by Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (Lubeck Realty Group) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Kathy,

Just goes to show where there is a thought; there is a way.

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Kathy! I have been fortunate to work with Terri and I also saw her post on FB! This is wonderful news for her daughter and others that have trouble accessing our beautiful beaches!

Posted by Kim Johnson, Selling South Florida (Signature Realty Inc.) almost 5 years ago

Kathy, what a nice blog! Thank You for for writing it!! Everything has come a long way but needs to go a whole lot further. If everyone had to spend one hour in my daughters wheelchair, the minute they could get out of it, they would help in getting rid of the constructual obstacles.

Posted by Terri Poehler, Coral Springs Real Estate Agent (Realtor) almost 5 years ago

So glad that Delray Beach is ADA compliant and that Terri and her daughter Sarah can continue to enjoy the beauty of the water and the sunrise.

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) almost 5 years ago

Good Friday morning Kathy Streib -

What a great reminder for us to never take our good health for granted and lend a hand to those who need assistance. I've been following Terri's post of FB.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) almost 5 years ago

How cool, Kathy. I too have seen Terri's post on FB. This is one great concept and bravo to Delray Beach. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 5 years ago

Kathy Streib Such a nice post. And Delray Beach seems like such a nice community.

Bill Roberts

We have a saying here, "there is no life east of I-5."

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Good morning, Kathy -- this is yet another example of the positive aspects of social media.  Hats off(or should they remain on?)and plenty of sunscreen to Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department and others responsive to the needs of people.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 5 years ago

Its funny Kathy...I was just in Sedona AZ...such a beautiful place. I loved it but realized how much I need the beach when I was 1000 miles away from it.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) almost 5 years ago

Kathy I read about this on FB and thought - what a great idea. Bravo to the Del Ray Beach Parks and Recreation Dept for making the beach accessible to all!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) almost 5 years ago


What a lovely post, I have seen many adapted chairs here on the beach, and I love that people are still enjoying it.    We need to get to the beach, as we have been so busy...and it has been hot and muggy...A








Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 5 years ago


Super kudo’s to you and the Del Ray Beach Parks and Recreation Dept. Now that is some good news.


As much as I love life here in Colorado I desperately miss my Southern California beaches. I’m 1,084.9 driving miles away but I’ll be flying out soon.

Posted by David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation, Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential (Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC ) almost 5 years ago

Social media and being on-line has it's negative side but this is a great example of a positive that came out of simply tagging the Delray Beach Parks Department! 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty (Zion Realty) almost 5 years ago

Hi Kathy - Great response from Delray Beach - it's wonderful that they are doing what they can to increase access. Have a great weekend!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) almost 5 years ago

I love beaches too, Kathy.  I don't get to go as often as you, because I live about a 100 miles away.  I do think we often take activities of walking a beach for granted.  It's great that your area is improving access for those who would otherwise be kept from it.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

How neat is that...I think it's great to have wheelchairs for those that can't enjoy the beach on their own two feet. Nice post, Kathy. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 5 years ago


There are things that we that for granted . . . . that others may only dream about doing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 5 years ago

That is really cool to see them accommodate those with challenges.  Until you can't do something it is often taken for granted. Enjoy life every day!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

 I never take the beach for granted and  you can see by my photos that I love every moment having to do with sand Kathy Streib 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) almost 5 years ago

Hi Kathy Streib ,  We don't live by the beach, but I think that is a great idea.  It's a good thing that you spoke up.  That's what people need to do.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Well done Kathy.  Your sincere caring made a huge difference in some people's lives.  No greater satisfaction can be found.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 almost 5 years ago

Kathy - our sands are so hard packed, that you could use a wheelchair on our beach with no problem. Usually it is easier to get from paved ramps, rather than from wooden ramps between the building toi avoid getting stuck in the soft sand

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) almost 5 years ago

And also a special shout out to the Delray Beach Parks and Recreation department for stepping up and making the public aware of the full service they offer.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 5 years ago

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