Beach Parking

Paid Parking Season 

March 1, 2024 -October 31, 2024

Visitors staying in Surf City during this time will need to pay to park from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Visitors can purchase an hourly, daily, weekly, or season pass to accommodate your visit. To obtain a pass use the Text-To-Park option or scan a QR code once you arrive to your preferred parking lot.  

Hourly rates range from $3.00/hr to $5.00/hr depending on location of parking lot. 

Surf City Residents will receive  two free parking passes per property,  Additional passes can be purchased at a reduced rate. All residents who intend to utilize paid parking areas will need to register their vehicles with Pivot Parking.  Residents can go to Property Owner Parking Registration - Pivot Parking and create an account to register and update licenses places during the season.  Disaster Re-Entry decals are required to be placed on your lower left front windshield. This will allow for a more efficient island re-entry process.

Surf City brick-and-mortar businesses are given limited free beach parking passes based on the location of the business. Businesses operating in Surf City must register their business with the Town of Surf City at Business Registration Application Portal.  Businesses will be eligible to receive their Parking Passes once the Business Registration Application is completed in full. For questions regarding Business Registration, contact the Town of Surf City at 910-328-4131 ext 113.

Island - Long Term Tenants/Mobile Home Tenants must complete registration in-person at 305 N. New River Drive Surf City, NC 28445.   Tenants must provide a letter from landlord relinquishing parking passes to their named tenants in order to receive parking passes.  For questions contact  or call 1-833-467-4868 ext 710.

2024 Season Passes 

Visitors to Surf City have the option to purchase a season pass which is a decal applied to your vehicle’s back windshield. This decal allows for parking in all paid parking areas without having to pay the hourly/daily fee. Season passes are honored March 1st – October 31st in all paid parking areas.  Complete your registration and pay for your pass online at Pivot Parking - Season Passes. Decals will be available for pick up once payment has been made. Please note that season passes are a flat rate and will not be prorated if purchased later in the season.  

If your preference is to complete your registration in person.  Please note the date for office hours below:

Address: 305 N. New River Dr.  Surf City, NC 28445    

November 1, 2023-Feburary 29, 2024:  Office closed. Pivot can be reached by phone or email during these dates.

March 1, 2024 -October 31, 2024:  Open 7 days a week from  8:30am -5:30pm 

For more information or questions, you may also email  or call 1-833-467-4868 ext 710     




Parking Map Image