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Beccles Yacht Station

The Quay, Beccles, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR34 9BH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the Harbour Masters complex that includes showers, accessible toilet, laundry facilities, permanent/visitor moorings, a play park and winter storage.
  • Comments View
    • To enquire about moorings at Beccles, please telephone the Yacht Station on 01502 712 225.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Beccles Quay South.
    • The car park is located off Bridge Street.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 320cm x 500cm (10ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on The Quay.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Waiting on The Quay is limited to 30 minutes between 08.00 and 16.00 daily.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the cafe entrance.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks only.

Level Change (Cafe)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located directly in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Footbridge Across River)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the bridge.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the information centre.
    • This accessible toilet is located in a toilet block opposite the information centre.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 the information centre when open.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 180cm (6ft 7in x 5ft 11in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are poor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located in the toilet block .
    • The female toilets are 10m (32ft 10in) from the information centre.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located in the toilet block .
    • The male toilets are 10m (32ft 10in) from the information centre.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in all standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • Please note there are several flood barriers up that make access to male shower/toilets very hard to get to. .

Level Change (Standard Toilets/Showers/Laundry Room)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.