Thanks to This App, Your Summer Beach Trip Just Got Way, Way Easier
What’s the worst part of a beach trip? Finding a place to park. Thankfully, this app might solve all your parking woes.
When it comes to a beach trip, there’s a lot to love—beautiful weather, amazing views, cool water, fresh seafood, and the soothing sound of the sea, to name a few. In fact, the worst part of a beach trip might be actually getting to the beach … and finding a place to park once you’re there.
Who hasn’t spent long, hot minutes (or, if you’re really unlucky, even longer) searching for a parking spot at the beach? And then, even if you’ve woken up and loaded your car early enough to get a prime spot, you have to dig out enough coins for the parking meter, and the coins always seem to run out too soon.
If these hurdles keeping you from a day on the sand sound familiar, you’re in luck: This app could change all that.
Parkmobile, a mobile app for smartphones, makes it easy to park anywhere, but especially at the beach, where you just want to get out of the car and enjoy the sunshine as soon as possible. With the app, you can reserve spots ahead of time, pay with a credit card, and even add time to the meter without leaving your beach chair. No coins, no searching for a spot, no waiting!
Parkmobile is available in hundreds of locations around the country, including several beaches. Check the list, below, for your favorite beach, and prepare for your beach trip to get much, much easier.
ACE San Diego
Carmel by the Sea
St. Pete Beach
West Palm Beach
Delray Beach (coming in May)
Lanier Myrtle Beach Surface Lots
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