Carolina Beach parking fees increase

Posted by Debra Worley - email

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - You'll have to dig deeper for change if you want to park at Carolina Beach this summer.

According to Town Manager Tim Owens it will cost beach-goers $1.25/hour to park beginning July 1.  Parking all day in the pay lots will now cost $7 instead of $5.

When the rate was $1.00/hour, Owens said the town only broke-even with parking proceeds, and now they are hoping to bring in a profit for the town.

Residents who frequent the beach often said this is just another example of how the economy is having an effect everywhere.

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