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Bridport

 

Bridport is a fabulous place to visit both during summer and winter time and this has fast become one of Mum's favourite places and is also home to her favourite cafe. Bridport is located 80km drive from Launceston. 

There is a lovely foreshore walk (approx 2km one way). We find it fairly easy with the wheelchair with a short incline every now and then. The surface is loose gravel with an occasional bump or two. You get spectaular views of the coast with great photo opportunities. The walk starts at the Old Pier and goes all the way to the boat ramp area. You can come back via the same route or along the main road if you wanted a circuit.

Dogs allowed on lead. 

Most of the beaches along this route are not accessible for a wheelchair, although we have managed to find a couple of beach/sandy areas where we could access along the river section (Great Forester River)....perfect for a picnic however the sand was not compatible for wheelies in the chair  🏖

There are lots of parking options available in Bridport - we tend to park at the free carpark opposite The Bunker off Main Street. At Mum's request we usually stop off at her favourite cafe; The Bridport Cafe (look out for the red bike on the roof). They have a front deck that is accessible by wheelchair at the side (please note we haven't actually tried going into the cafe with the wheelchair). They do a great coffee, panini, a good local cider and are dog friendly too.

Once you have finished exploring Bridport...stop in at Delemeres winery on your way back to Launceston. This winery has a very relaxed feel, set in a lovely scenic spot, very dog friendly and has a fantastic tasting selection available 🥂. The back area we found accessible for a wheelchair. Please note we haven't actually gone into the winery cellar door with the wheelchair so are unable to comment.