Disabled visitors can frolic in waves at this beach
Location: Barcelona, Spain
It includes amphibious chairs
purpose-designed dressing rooms complete with a lifting crane
and nine specially trained lifeguards to assist beach goers
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DISABLED CHILD MAX SEGUI, 7, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS PARENTS AZUCENA CALVO AND ALBERT SEGUI SAYING:"I can swim and play. And they also have things for people to swim, they gave me a life jacket, a floatie with a tube. People who can't walk always come here."
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LIFEGUARD TEAM COORDINATOR GISELA OCAMPOS, 36, SAYING:
"For us, it's very gratifying work because if this accessible point did not exist, these people would not be able to go in the water, they would be staring at the sea and would not be able to swim. It is very gratifying to see their happy faces when they go in the water, either using the amphibious chair or with a floating device."