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Where can I park at Holden Beach to use the public beach accesses?

Jason Gonzales
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A surfer catches a wave in Holden Beach during a tropical storm. No word on where he parked. StarNews file photo.

A surfer catches a wave in Holden Beach during a tropical storm. No word on where he parked. StarNews file photo.

Q. I drove to Holden Beach last week. There are dozens of public access locations but ZERO public parking. None! If the taxpayers of North Carolina are paying for the upkeep of these “Public Accesses,” shouldn’t there be parking available? Who do we contact to change this?

A. The town of Holden Beach does have public parking near its accesses, but not at its access, according to Heather Finnell, town clerk.

Parking, however, is allowed on most of the side streets. Visitors need to make sure to adhere to the no parking signs located throughout the island.

Here is a list of accesses and some notes about parking.

The town is addressing some of its parking needs, Finnell said. The planning and zoning board is reviewing the town’s parking schedule.

“We are hoping that a map will be developed in the near future that shows parking locations,” she said. “We feel this will greatly benefit people who are not familiar with our beach.”

In the meantime, the locations you are NOT allowed to park are located in Chapter 72 of our Code of Ordinances, Finnell said, which are available at www.hbtownhall.com/ordinances.html.

For questions, contact Finnell at hfinnell@hbtownhall.com.

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One Response to “ Where can I park at Holden Beach to use the public beach accesses?”

  1. On February 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm Larry Ruth wrote:

    The beaches of Holden Beach are maintained by tax dollars and federal tax money. There are very few parking areas for the tax payers. The federal government and tax payers should not pay any dollars to maintain this area until public parking access is made more convenient.



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