City offers free holiday parking in Downtown Marina lot

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To make visiting and enjoying downtown more convenient, Beaufort City Council and its parking advisory Committee has approved free holiday parking again this year.

Free parking will be offered in the Downtown Marina parking lot only, Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day. The Marina lot, which is located on the waterfront can be accessed from Bay Street at the intersection of Charles or Newcastle streets.

“Free parking in the Marina lot is the city’s holiday gift to folks who want to come downtown to explore, shop have a great meal and spend time with family and friends,” City of Beaufort Director of Downtown Operations and Community Services Linda Roper said in a release. “Because there is no time limit for parking in the lot during the initiative, residents and visitors can leisurely enjoy everything that downtown has to offer.”



When: Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day

Where: Downtown Marina lot

About: There are 167 spaces available, first-come, first-served with no time limit. All other metered parking spaces/areas in downtown must be paid for. Paid parking is enforced from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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