Beach Access and Parking

Paid Parking

To collect revenue to pay for regular beach maintenance and nourishment, the Town of North Topsail Beach will implement paid parking at ALL town-controlled parking areas beginning March 1, 2021.

Basic Information:

  • Enforced 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, year-round 

  • Visitors MUST download the SurfCAST by Otto app to pay for their parking permit. It's available now on Apple and Android devices. 

  • One "Pay By Mail" lot is available for those without a smartphone at 4030 Island Drive across from Rogers Bay Campground.

  • Residents and property owners can register two vehicles free of charge.


  • Enforcement personnel will scan license plates at each lot multiple times per day and issue a $50 fine to those who have not paid.

  • On-street parking is no longer permitted. Those parked in the right-of-way will receive a citation and fine.

More information:

SurfCAST by Otto App Support:

Paid Parking Rates

(Starting 3/1/21)


Standard Lots

Hourly - $ 5.00

Daily - $25.00

Weekly - $100.00

Annual - $250.00


Park By Mail Lot – (NTB07 at 4030 Island Drive)

Daily - $30.00


4X4 Drive On Lot

Daily - $25.00

Weekly - $100.00

Annual - $250.00

Beach Access List

Here is a list of NTB beach accesses by number and approximate location. 

Handicapped Access

There are two handicap accessible beach access points at North Topsail Beach:

  • Onslow County Beach Access #4, which is across from the Town Park on New River Inlet Road. 

  • Onslow County Beach Access #2, which is located on Highway 210. 

The Town of North Topsail Beach owns two beach wheelchairs and a beach walker which may be borrowed for use by individuals.  Please contact the NTB Police Department for information on availability of this equipment (910-328-0042).  Click here for more information and the application to borrow the equipment.

Bike & Pedestrian Path

The Bike/Pedestrian Path begins at the Town Hall parking lot and goes north on New River Inlet Road to the North Topsail Beach Park. This path is not to be utilized for parking, or storage of items such as trailers, boats, construction materials, etc. The path is for bicycle and pedestrian traffic only and must remain unobstructed.


The NCDOT has also completed a bike lane along Highway 210 which extends south from the  intersection of 210 and Island Drive to the Surf City line.


Multi-Use Path Design Plan

General Parking Rules


Public parking availability is limited each summer because of the popularity of the Town's public beach, especially on weekends and holidays. To avoid a citation and $50 fine, get there early and park in designated areas.




  • Park only in designated lots.

  • The right-of-way areas of state-maintained highways should not be utilized for recreational parking.    

  • Do not park in a private driveway or on private property without express permission of the owner.

  • Do not park in handicap parking spaces without authorization.

  • Do not park within the designated Emergency Vehicle Access points.

  • Do not park on the grass within the confines of the town park, or on the Town bike/pedestrian path.

  • If you are planning on renting, please contact your rental company to find out how many vehicles your rental  can accommodate. Adjust your travel plans accordingly.


There shall be no parking or storage of commercial motor vehicles greater than five tons (10,000 pounds) in residential areas, public parking areas and public streets, except for the purposes of loading and unloading of fuel, oil, goods, wares or merchandise.