Coastal Access
Day 2024

July 27, 2024, San Diego, CA
“Breaking Waves, Building Bridges: Equitable Access for All!”

the 1ST ANNUAL COASTAL ACCESS DAY

Coastal Access Day is a an initiative dedicated to promoting the importance of accessible and clean beaches. It’s a day of action, education, and celebration, inviting everyone to partake in making our coastlines welcoming and inclusive spaces. Through events, collaborations, and advocacy, CAD2024 underscores the collective responsibility to ensure the coast is accessible to all.

ACCESSIBLE AND CLEAN!

Accessible beaches provide ALL individuals including those with disabilities the opportunity to experience the therapeutic benefits of the coast, engage in recreational activities, and connect with nature.

FAQ

What is Coastal Accessibility?

Coastal Accessibility involves creating environments along our beaches and coastal areas that are easily navigable and usable by individuals of all abilities, including those with mobility, sensory, and cognitive impairments. It’s about removing physical, societal, and informational barriers to ensure everyone can enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities our coastlines offer.

What does “Barrier-Free” mean?

“Barrier Free” means ensuring our coastal areas are barrier-free and clean for all. “Barrier-free” entails the removal of physical obstacles and the implementation of features like accessible walkways, ramps, and adaptive facilities, while “clean” emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship to maintain pristine, safe, and welcoming beaches.

Who is Affected by Lack of Accessibility

“Barrier Free” means ensuring our coastal areas are barrier-free and clean for all. “Barrier-free” entails the removal of physical obstacles and the implementation of features like accessible walkways, ramps, and adaptive facilities, while “clean” emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship to maintain pristine, safe, and welcoming beaches.

Mission of CAD2024

The mission of Coastal Access Day 2024 is to champion the cause of making beaches accessible and clean for everyone, regardless of their physical abilities. By fostering awareness, encouraging community involvement, and advocating for inclusive policies, CAD2024 aims to create a global movement towards universally accessible coastal environments.

How Can Other Organizations Support

Organizations can support CAD2024 by sponsoring events, providing resources for accessibility projects, offering expertise, and promoting awareness through their networks. Collaborations for beach clean-up initiatives, accessibility audits, and infrastructure improvements are also impactful ways to contribute.

What is the impact of CAD2024

Ensuring access to coastal areas unlocks a world of opportunities for all community members, promoting health, well-being, and social inclusion. Accessible beaches become spaces where barriers are washed away, and individuals can connect with nature and each other on an equal footing, enriching lives and fostering community spirit.

Thank You To Our Partners!

Surf Mafia San Diego