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What You Need to Know About Parking at North Topsail Beach

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Onslow County offers three different beach accesses entities: Town of North Topsail Beach, Onslow County Beach Accesses, and Town of Surf City. Learn about each one below.

Town of North Topsail Beach Parking

The Town of North Topsail Beach offers paid parking in all town-controlled parking areas, which helps support the ongoing and vital investment in beach maintenance and nourishment.


For your convenience, here is a complete list of the Town of North Topsail Beach Access Points by number and approximate location.  The parking fees will be as follows:

Paid Parking Fees for Standard Lots:

Hourly – $ 5.00, Daily – $25.00, Weekly – $100.00, Annual – $250.00

Park By Mail Lot – (NTB07 at 4030 Island Drive)

Daily – $30.00

4X4 Drive On Lot

Daily – $25.00, Weekly – $100.00, Annual – $250.00

Basic Information:
  • Enforced 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, year-round.
  • Visitors must download the SurfCAST by Otto app to pay for their parking permit. The app is available for download on Apple and Android devices. Create an account and register your vehicle to pay.
  • One “Pay By Mail” lot will be available for those without a smartphone.
  • Residents and property owners can register two vehicles free of charge.
  • Online Parking Guide
Enforcement:
  • Enforcement personnel will scan license plates at each lot multiple times per day and issue a $50 fine to those who have not paid.
  • On-street parking is no longer permitted. Those parked in the right-of-way will receive a citation and fine.

Visit the Town of North Topsail Beach website for information on beach activities and rules as well as information on town parks and other safety information.

Onslow County Beach Parking

Onslow County offers free parking at three beach accesses, No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4. The second access is the largest with over 100 parking spaces and a concession stand. The beach accesses are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and managed by Onslow County Parks & Recreation.

Town of Surf City Beach Parking

The Town of Surf City offers paid parking in all town-controlled parking areas, which helps support the ongoing and vital investment in beach maintenance and nourishment.

For your convenience, here is a complete list of the Town of Surf City Access Points by number and approximate location. Beach Accesses #1 – #5 are located in Onslow County. The parking fees will be as follows:

Paid Parking Fees for Beach Accesses #1 -#5 Lots:

Hourly – $ 5.00, Daily – $25.00, Weekly – $100.00, Annual – $250.00

Basic Information:
  • Enforced 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, from March 1-October 31
  • For hourly, daily, and weekly parking, visitors must text SURFB to 25023 to pay for Surf City parking.
  • Seasonal pass pricing for military, senior citizens, and ETJ discounts available.  Resident passes remain free with allowance for up to 2 free passes per landowner. Click here to purchase passes: https://www.pivotparking.com/shop/

Visit the Town of Surf City website for information on beach rules as well as information on beach parking.

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