Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Paid parking in Holden Beach to start next month

Commissioners passed the paid parking ordinance at the beginning of the month, which takes effect annually from April through October.

HOLDEN BEACH — As of May 1, paid parking will go into effect in designated areas at Holden Beach, located in Brunswick County 38 miles west of Wilmington.

Commissioners passed the paid parking ordinance at the beginning of the month. It will be enacted April through October and affects 500 spaces, both for regular and low-speed vehicles.

Beach goers will have to pay $3 per hour for up to four hours, $15 a day or $60 a week. Parking is enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with license plate verification.

Holden Beach utilizes the mobile app SurfCAST by Otto. Passes can be purchased by scanning QR codes on the signs, which go to the website https://surfcast.ottoconnect.us/pay. Parking can be paid via credit card, debit card or PayPal on the app.

Citations will be issued for:

• Parking without an active paid permit in a designated parking area
• Parking within 40 feet of a street intersection
• Parking in a crosswalk, sidewalk, or pedestrian access ways
• Parking blocking a driveway or mailbox
• Parking facing opposing traffic
• Parking in a no parking zone, or within right-of-way
• Parking on any portion of the roadway or travel lane
• Parking a non-LSV vehicle in an authorized LSV location

Annual passes are also available for purchase for $125 a year for a single vehicle or $250 a year for two vehicles.

Handicap parking will remain free in designated spaces and must be proven by a valid license plate or hangtag. 

For more information on parking, click here.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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