For anyone who needs extra help navigating the pier and the beach, they now have four wheelchairs available to rent. Two can be used on the pier and two to access the beach.
Wil Spivey, Aquatics & Beach Operations Superintendent, says renting a chair is simple. In order to rent he said, "You just come see our ticket booth attendant. Fill out some paperwork, we keep your driver's license and we get some basic paperwork from you, but there's no fee."
Spivey also says the city may wheel in more chairs as demand increases.
When Stacy Case, a vacationer in Panama City Beach, learned he could use a wheelchair to get to the beach he was excited.
He said, "I just can't walk in that deep sand, this will get me down there."
You can call ahead to the pier to find out if a wheelchair is available. The number is (850) 236-0392.