or you may get a ticket or towed.

Fliers were placed on cars along Day Boulevard earlier this week.  The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and MA State Police are reminding residents to obey the parking signs posted along the beachside of Day Boulevard.  Overnight parking from 10pm-7am is prohibited.

Ticketing and towing have begun. So consider yourself warned.

Back in 2018, when new signage went up along the beach side of Day Boulevard between I and O, residents began scratching their heads. No overnight parking. But why?

We reached out to the Department of Conservation and Recreation in regards to the no overnight parking on the beach side on Day Boulevard and they sent the following:

The existing resident overnight parking areas have been maintained and new visitor parking areas have been created along beachside sections of Day Boulevard between I Street and O Street.
DCR is working to ensure there is ample parking for regional visitors looking to access the beaches and recreational facilities of South Boston. There is no overnight parking allowed on the beach side of William J. Day Boulevard. Prohibiting overnight parking on the reservation/beach side will ensure spaces are available to residents and visitors for daytime use. Furthermore, the movement of cars off the boulevard in the evening will allow for the necessary periodic maintenance and sanitation functions such as litter collection, trash removal, street sweeping, beach raking, and snow and ice removal.

So there you go!


  1. nope January 12, 2023 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Honestly makes sense, would be nice to have more parking as residents but its also nice when spots are available down at the beach and not taken up by someone who does not use their car for 2 months at a time.

  2. Linda Lynch January 13, 2023 at 8:21 am - Reply

    I totally disagree with this. Give visitors parking? Visitors are not using the beach overnight. The residents should absolutely be able to park at night there. The residents are the ones who are paying the higher auto insurance and higher real estate taxes, or higher rents, not the visitors.

    Understandably, no parking during snow for the snow removal, but on a regular day. They just keep making it harder to stay in the city.

  3. Jeannie K January 13, 2023 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Residents who pay taxes at times have visitors who need a temporary place . Residents made do without those spots till a few years ago. And I’d rather see the beach as I drive by.
    Life-long resident

    • I’d Much Prefer… January 13, 2023 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      ..you keep your eyes on what’s in FRONT of you as you “drive by”.
      So…the cars are blocking your view? What a foolish, selfish take on this.

  4. Dave Connolly January 13, 2023 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Don’t and n3ver will care about visitors. Let them park at Black Falcon and get on a bus.

  5. Marianne January 16, 2023 at 11:56 am - Reply

    As a resident, it is impossible for me to find a space when I get home from my 12 hr shift at the hospital. Parking along the beach was my last resort and it is still a ten minute walk from my place. There needs to be more parking in southie! I have looked at renting and buying a spot but there is never anything! It’s so hard to live here! We need more parking spots for residents!

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