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Grassy Beach

Broughty Ferry Road, Dundee, DD1 3NP

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Introduction

  • Grassy Beach is a 1.6km stretch of mixed use path along the riverfront, from Broughty Ferry Road at the eastern end of the Dundee Port area, to the edge of Broughty Ferry at Douglas Terrace. There are also two other pedestrian access points along the path. It is part of the city's Greenways Network and is used by pedestrians and cyclists. The footpath surface is tarmac and the majority of the path is 180cm. The path is lit at the edges by surface LED lights.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Broughty Ferry.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking (Broughty Ferry Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on Broughty Ferry Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Parking (Douglas Terrace)

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Point (Broughty Ferry Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Broughty Ferry Road next to the car parking.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Access Point (Broughty Ferry Road Rail Bridge)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Broughty Ferry Road just past the Rail Bridge.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the access point down to the main path.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Outside Access (Level Crossing - Ogilvie Road)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Ogilvie Road at the level crossing.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the level crossing on Ogilvie Road.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There are traffic lights and an audible alarm to warn of approaching trains on both sides.
    • The level crossing is uneven. Caution should be taken when crossing.
    • There is a slight slope on the Grassy Beach side of the level crossing.
    • There is a also steep slope on Ogilvie Road for pedestrians from Dundee Road West down to the level crossing.

Access Point (Beach Lane)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Beach Lane.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • This access point leads to a narrow path and footbridge over the railway. There is no wheelchair access on this path.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located on the rail path between the access point and the footbridge.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Beach Lane Footbridge)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the Beach Lane rail path.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are deep steps on the beach path side with a handrail to one side only.

Access Point (Douglas Terrace)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the east end of the park on Douglas Terrace.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The access is split by the bollard. The minimum width is 118cm and the maximum is 147cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path just beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

Parks and Gardens (Grassy Beach)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The majority of the path is level or with an easy gradient. There are benches at regular locations along the path. Dogs are welcome on the lead and there are dog refuse bins at regular locations.
    • Care should be taken as this also shared as a cycle route and cyclists regular use the path.
    • There are mainly steep steps down to rocky beach at intervals. At the yacht club there are slipways down from the main path to the waters edge which are shallow to steep but accessible with assistance.
    • Items along the path include outdoor gym equipment, metal sculptures, benches and litter and dog bins. There are also information boards about the area at the start and along the path.
    • There is a defibrillator located at the Yacht Club Ferry Boathouse, 350m from the Douglas Terrace access point.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)