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Disabled and Wheelchairs Accesability
Many disabled traveller’s do enjoy visiting Cap d’Agde each summer and in general the facilities are quite good for many disabilities (although I am sure that this page will get updated once I get your feedback – please feel free to add your comments at the bottom). The quite flat nature of the resort certainly makes it far easier than some resorts for wheelchair users and with the roads within the resort all mostly paved, access options are positive.
There is the one main road within the resort which leads you directly to the beach and this runs between Port Nature and Heliopolis. There are also several paths leading to the beach and these tend to be hard paths and which wheelchairs can be pushed along but which can make for a bumpy ride. For wheelchair users, the main road is one of the best options (although there is another good access point from the camp site – see below) and there is a wooden ramp which is wide enough for a wheelchairs and takes you literally onto the beach. You can go straight from a wheelchair onto one of the sun loungers which you would need to rent if you access the beach from this location and look on your right (basically directly in front of Johnny Wokkers terrace, you can see the sun-bed rentals area).
There is not specific information available on the official camp site page (the camp site is its own entity within the resort with its own security gate) but having resided in the camping area in the past, I found the following.
- The camp site has a tarmacked road around the site and the alleys in between each section going length wise through the camp site have solid ground with is more then adequate for wheelchairs.
- It depends then on what type of accommodation you are using for the duration of your stay. The chalets which you can use on the camp site, I believe all have a few steps to access them.
- From the middle of the camp site there is a paved solid path which takes you from the side of the camp site directly to the middle of the beach (and there is also a restaurant and bar area to your left as you arrive at the beach). This is a great access point if you are staying on the camp site.
Camp site Alleyways to show you the paving quality for wheelchairs
Hotels and other Accommodations
There are several hotels and agencies and independently owned chalets, villas and apartments and thus it is hard to specify the exact options and accessibility for wheelchairs. There are lifts in several of the hotels but not all of the apartments have suitable wheelchair access. The best option is to try and rent one of the villas, apartments or chalets which are on ground level. There are too many different accommodation types and providers to be able to be sure of the right type of access.
Shopping, Restaurants and Bars
The majority of the shops, bars and restaurants are either on ground level or there is a ramp which enables you to push a wheelchair up to the level you need (such as the ramp next to Johnny Wokkers bar at the end of Port Nature building. There are walkways which are wide enough to go through such as the shopping area which houses Melrose Bar. Be warned though that it can get extremely crowded and hectic in the evenings in peak season thus pushing a wheelchair through some areas might be too stressful. There are though plenty of areas to explore and and many wheelchair bound visitors enjoy Cap every summer.
The attitude towards disabled visitors from the feedback I have had so far is positive. The true nature of a resort such as Cap d’Agde is that everyone accepts everyone else. As a disabled traveller you should enjoy the resort. If you do have any feedback both good or bad, we would love to hear from you so that we can provide better and more detailed information for disabled visitors to the resort.