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March 1,2017 – paid parking has started

Parking at Wrightsville Beach ranges from very easy to sometimes very difficult/impossible. Meters line available spots along main streets as well as side streets.

Metered parking is in effect from March 1st through October 31st except where otherwise posted. Parking rates are $2.50 per hour or $15 per day.

Parking is enforced from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m (7 days a week), unless otherwise posted,  with the following exceptions:

Paid Parking will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the following parking lots:

South Lumina Parking Lot (near the Oceanic Restaurant)
East & West Salisbury Street Parking Lots (adjacent to Johnny Mercer’s Pier)
North Lumina Parking Lot (“L” shaped lot)
North Wrightsville Beach Parking Lot (adjacent to Shell Island)

Paid parking will be enforced 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. from May 1st to September 15th in the following paid parking areas:

Old Causeway Drive
Keel Street
Marina Street from Old Causeway Drive to Short Street

Parking Locations

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Parking lots with pay stations are located along the beach. Most streets on the beach have parking meters provided, or in some instances, are pay-by-phone or serviced by pay stations.

Paid Parking – $2.50 per hour or $15 per day

On-street where individual parking meters are located and in the public parking lots:

  • Jack Parker Boulevard Parking Lot – south end of the island adjacent to the gazebo
  • South Lumina Parking Lot – near the Oceanic Restaurant
  • Wynn Plaza Parking Lot – at the corner of Waynick Blvd and Causeway Dr
  • East & West Salisbury Street Parking Lots – at the end of Salisbury Street (US74)
  • Ocean View Parking Lot
  • Moore’s Inlet Parking Lot – beside the Holiday Inn
  • North Lumina Parking Lot -“L”Shaped Lot
  • North Wrightsville Beach Parking Lot – beside the Shell Island Resort

On-street at paystations, on residential streets off of North Lumina Avenue and South Lumina Avenue:

  • East Mallard Street
  • East Sandpiper Street
  • East Greensboro Street
  • East Oxford Street
  • East Fayetteville Street
  • East Asheville Street
  • East Augusta Street
  • East Charlotte Street
  • East Atlanta Street
  • East Columbia Street
  • Stone Street

Pay-by-phone must be used on all of the West facing side streets between Stone Street and Salisbury Street on the following streets:

  • Seagull Street
  • Shearwater Street
  • West Columbia Street
  • Lagoon Street
  • West Henderson Street
  • West Greensboro Street
  • West Fayetteville Street
  • West Asheville Street
  • West Atlanta Street

Wrightsville Beach Park Parking Lot and the Town Hall Parking Lot will require a pay station receipt in order to park in these areas from May 1st to September 15th between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm daily.  The first two hours of parking are free with a valid parking receipt being displayed on the dash.  Unless a valid 2 hour free parking receipt is displayed, paid parking at $2.50 per hour will be enforced.

Vehicles parked on residential streets on Harbor Island must display a vehicle identification decal, or a residential hang tag.  These streets are as follows:

North Channel Drive
Coral Drive
South Channel Drive
Live Oak Drive
Cypress Avenue
Jasmine Place
Island Drive
Shore Drive
Point Place
Myrtle Court
Lindy Lane
Pelican Drive

Truck and trailer parking is not permitted on Old Causeway Drive, Keel Street, and Marina Street year round.  Truck and trailer parking is not allowed on Pelican Drive between May 1st and September 15th.

Town of Wrightsville Beach Parking Department