Where can you park in Seaside Heights? Is there any free or cheap parking in the area?
If you park more than 2 blocks from the boardwalk there should be some free parking spots on the street if you arrive early and you don't mind walking. You may have to drive down several streets before you see a free spot. If not, the parking meters are a quarter for about 15-20 mins, so that's a hefty price if you're going to be there all day. If you go during the week, you can pay to park in a large "private" lot which are cheaper Mon-Fri than on the weekend, so it may be worth it to park in a lot if you don't find a free spot.
We just came back and saw a bunch of different lots ranging from $5.00, $7.00 to $10.00 per day. The $5.00 lot wasnt too bad either. We decided to pay meter parking. We got there around 10:00 in the morning and really had our choice of many many spots at that hour. We got one right next to the boardwalk and it was well worth it for the convenience of it and $6.00 we spent for the 6 hours we were there.
If you park at a meter in Seaside, when you put in a quarter make sure the red flag goes down. The police drive around and look for the flag and not if there is time on the meter. Sometimes the flag gets stuck, doesn't go down when you put in a quarter, and you get a ticket.
If this happens you can call the police and request a form that tells that meter number such-and-such was broken. The meter number is on the ticket. They will check the meter or any other complaints about that meter, and waive the ticket.
Ask me how I found this out?
when i went again last week i looked for a flag but didnt see such a thing, the meter was digital. Maybe they are all different.
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