Naples pilot program lets you pay for beach parking on your phone

Published: August 30, 2022 5:17 PM EDT

Paying for parking at two Naples beaches is about to get easier. The city has launched a pilot program allowing you to pay for parking using an app on your phone.

The technology is not new, but it is new to Naples. The city decided now is the time to let people who visit the beach pay to park with their phones.

The pilot program uses the PayByPhone app. It will be available at two beach parking locations; Lowdermilk Park and 5th Avenue South.

Through the pilot program, beach visitors can pay for on-demand parking at more than 230 parking spaces.

The app is simple to use, and parking payments can be made in three steps. Drivers can also get text alerts reminding them of their parking session expiring and can extend sessions remotely.

One man visiting Lowdermilk Beach said this is great.

“Anytime you come here, you see people waiting in line waiting to use the meters, trying to figure out how to use them. Half of them never figure it too. If there’s a pay-by-phone option, I think it’ll be much easier for everyone and quicker,” said Erick Mamudovski, a beachgoer visiting from Michigan.

PayByPhone is available across the nation and is already being used at Fort Myers Beach.