Wrightsville Beach daily parking rate goes up, extended hours


WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The season of free parking at Wrightsville Beach is coming to an end.

On Thursday, paid parking returns with some changes.

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While the hourly rate of $2.50 remains the same, the daily rate goes up from $15 to $17 this year.

The hours paid parking is enforced will be extended by an hour.

In most lots paid parking will end at 8 p.m. At meters it will end at 7 p.m.

Also, you can’t park for free on Causeway Drive anymore unless you are a Wrightsville Beach resident.

Non-residents must pay by phone to park there.