Beach & Sound

Emerald Isle's oceanfront and soundside public accesses and parks offer a wealth of amenities. From picnic pavilions, boat and kayak launches, to volleyball courts and playgrounds, Emerald Isle has so many opportunities for your family to enjoy themselves!

Paid parking is in effect from April 15 through September 17, 2023, at the Eastern and Western Ocean Regional accesses, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Payment will be $2-$4 per hour, with a maximum of up to $16 per day. Payment is accepted by debit or credit card only at self service kiosks or through the Passport Parking app. You can view full paid parking details on our website

Emerald Isle taxpayers and some select groups are eligible for two free parking passes through the Police Department. Visit our website for additional information on who qualifies for a parking pass and how to apply. 

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