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Island Beach Access

Universal Accessibility News

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After more than two years of planning, fundraising, permitting, and construction, Clinton Beach Park has been successfully modified to become the first Universally Accessible Public Beach in the Northwestern United States. Island Beach Access completed this project with the unflagging support of the Port of South Whidbey, local citizen groups, and very generous private individuals. Clinton Beach is the first of what we hope will be many universally accessible public beaches in Island County. The Island County Universal Accessibility Campaign was initiated because mobility-challenged members of our community told us there was not a single public beach in Island County where they could actually get to the water’s edge. Members of IBA realized that identifying, posting signage, and preserving public beaches was not sufficient; we also needed making them accessible to everyone. We wanted to make our community more welcoming and inclusive.

At Clinton Beach Park, van-sized ADA parking spaces have been created to provide safe, convenient access to the beach area. Bright ADA blue AccessMats are seasonally placed from mid-May through October to allow mobility-challenged individuals as well as those who are not challenged to safely and easily reach the water’s edge.

As you know, we are a volunteer manned and funded Washington State not-for-profit and our resources depend on you. Please donate what you can and remember that with the assistance of WILST (Whidbey Island Land & Shore Trust), your donations are tax deductible. To see the Washington Secretary of State Not-For-Profit registration for WILST, click here.

What’s Happening

Attend our semi-annual Island Beach Access General meeting!

  • When: TH: June 13, 5:00 PM
    Where: Freeland Library conference room

  • Topics:
    • * Catch up on fundraising and membership,
    • * Learn about beach accessibility issues and progress,
    • * Learn about beach access signage progress,
    • * See a demonstration of on-line tools for shoreline public access and ownership.
    • * Provide feedback to us on access to beaches important to you.

  • We really do want your feedback. Hope to see you there!


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