The Town will begin charging a $10 per vehicle per day parking fee at the Western Ocean Regional Access (near The Islander Hotel & Resort) and the Eastern Ocean Regional Access (near mile marker 15 on NC 58) beginning Saturday, April 16, 2016. This fee will remain in effect each weekend day and holiday through September 11, 2016.
100% of the parking fee proceeds support Town expenses associated with these two flagship beach access facilities, including property maintenance, utilities, custodial staff, enhanced Police presence, and lifeguard services. The Town is pleased to host thousands of visitors annually to these two facilities.
Emerald Isle taxpayers are eligible for 2 free annual parking permits for the Eastern Ocean Regional Access and Western Ocean Regional Access. The parking permits will be granted only for vehicles registered in the name of the taxpayer, and are not transferable.
Emerald Isle taxpayers must display the appropriate permit sticker on their windshield in order to avoid the parking fee. The permit sticker can not be obtained at the regional beach access facilities, and must be obtained prior to visiting the regional beach access facilities. To obtain your free parking permit, please visit (7509 Emerald Drive) or call (252-354-3424) the Town Administration Building during normal business hours.
Please note: You will need to bring your vehicle registration(s) with you when applying for your permit. Emerald Isle taxpayers may also apply online here.