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Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre & Beach

Minsmere Road, Dunwich, Suffolk, IP17 3DJ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Dunwich.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Darsham.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 396cm x 475cm (12ft 12in x 15ft 7in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 49m (53yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 58m (63yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a designated view parking area looking over the heath.
    • The centre parking is 64m from the field study entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Main Entrance & Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Beach)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Beach)

  • There are slopes of varying degrees leading from the car park to the entrance and on the beach path.
  • The path is made up of compacted earth.
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Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is not available from the bar.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are not clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is varied hot and cold snacks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the lookout point and property office.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located outside, to the left before you enter the main entrance.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from cafe staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 191cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are poor.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading down to the toilets from the car park.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Comments View
    • • A tramper is available that seats a maximum of 3 people. This must be booked in advance. – please update. We have a single seater personal mobility vehicle (Tramper) and have three designated routes which can be followed. The Tramper must be booked in advance by calling Dunwich Heath.