Montevideo beaches lie on the River Plate, along a 30-kilometer coastline called -La Rambla, one of the most attractive and characteristic open spaces in the city, daily visited to take walks or practice sports. They are famous for their fine white sand and clean water, ideal for swimming.
Most of the beaches hold an ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certificate, in acknowledgment of the sound environmental management of the coastal line. Montevideo beaches are monitored by lifeguards and a surveillance system.
The eastern shore holds the following beaches: Ramírez, Pocitos, Malvín, Honda, Ingleses, Verde, Carlos Gardel and Carrasco, while the western one holds Punta Espinillo, La Colorada, Pajas Blancas, Zabala, Punta Yeguas, Santa Catalina, Nacional and Cerro beaches.
The beaches of Montevideo with wheelchair accessibility are:
Only in Playa Malvin, the government of Montevideo performs free recreational activities for people with disabilities, and has amphibious wheelchairs for bathing in the sea.
The activities are Tuesday through Saturday from 8: 30h to 11: 30h until March 8, 2015.