Finding a parking ticket on your car after enjoying time at the beach can surely take the fun out of your day. Before you lock your car and carry your blanket to the beach, make sure you know the rules.
To help you avoid costly parking tickets, we are providing this summary of parking rules for each of our beach town as well as the City of Wilmington. There is also a link to the parking information page on each website.
Paid parking is enforced from March 1st – October 31st during the hours of 9am – 6pm, 7 days a week. The parking rate is $2.50 per hour. For further details and parking locations please visit the Town of Wrightsville Beach website at: www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com.
In Carolina Beach paid parking is enforced from April 1st – October 31st during the hours of 8am – 7pm, 7 days a week. The parking rate is $1.50 per hour. For further details and parking locations please visit the Town of Carolina Beach website at www.carolinabeach.org.
If you will be visiting the beach in Kure Beach you are in luck. Parking is always free in designated parking spaces. For further details and an interactive parking map, visit the Town of Kure Beach website at www.townofkurebeach.org.
City of Wilmington
Paid parking is enforced year round. Metered parking is $1.00 per hour. You can park free after 6:30pm daily and all day on Sunday. Fees to park in the parking decks vary. Visit the City of Wilmington website at www.wilmingtonnc.gov for details or download their handy Parking Brochure .
Pay By Phone Parking
Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and the City of Wilmington offer the convenience of paying for your parking with your Apple, Android or Blackberry phone. For complete details and to setup an account please visit paybyphone.com.