Kure Beach and Surf City begin paid parking season for first time

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Surf City parking lot (Photo: Peyton Furtado/WWAY News)

CAPE FEAR, NC (WWAY) — More area beach towns are now enforcing paid parking.

Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, and North Topsail Beach began paid parking on March 1. Now, Surf City and Kure Beach are joining that list.

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As of Thursday, it will cost $3 per hour or $20 a day to park in Surf City. Paid parking will be enforced daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through October 15.

In Kure Beach, visitors will be charged $5 per hour or $20 a day. Hours of enforcement are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through September 30.

Both Surf City and Kure Beach had previously offered free parking during the summer.