The major East/West Interstate artery I-40 leads to Wilmington, NC and our Island Beaches -- which is located midway between New York & Florida, just off I-95 and I-40. The destination is also served by Highways 17, 74/76, 117, and 421 as well as Greyhound Bus Lines. Interstate I-95 is 73 miles away.
Upon arrival in Wilmington by car, the city has 800+ metered parking spaces located downtown, three parking decks and two surface lots. Decks on 2nd Street are free the first 90 minutes. You can park free of charge at on-street meters after 6:30 p.m. daily and all day Sunday. Parking in metered spaces is $1.50 per hour and is enforced Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30p.m. Click here for the parking locations and fees for the city’s three parking decks and two surface lots. Metered on-street parking for those with properly displayed, valid handicapped placards is free of charge. Learn more about parking in downtown Wilmington. Find parking information at our beaches here: Carolina Beach - Kure Beach - Wrightsville Beach.
The area features convenient access via the state's numerous interstate highways to several metro areas listed in the charts below the map.
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