About Belhaven, NC
Belhaven, NC sits at the intersection of Pantego Creek, Pungo Creek and the Pungo River. The Pungo River is part of the Intracoastal Waterway system, an inland marine route from the northeastern United States to Florida. Established in 1899, this town was appropriately named, as the name Belhaven means “Beautiful Harbor.”
Sportsmen have been drawn to this area for many years to the plentiful wildlife that is common to the area. Over the years, it has been common in the fall to see fishing boats packed into the mouth of Pungo Creek when the Speckled Trout are plentiful. The town’s proximity to the big water is also an attraction to many. From Belhaven, it’s only about an 8-10 mile run to the Pamlico Sound and less than twice that on out to the Outer Banks.
Unlike many small towns its size, Belhaven also offers chain grocery stores and fast food, in addition to the wonderful mom-and-pop businesses it supports. The school system is part of one of the most sought after in the area. The medical community boasts a small hospital that is now part of Vidant Health, a Greenville-based, large medical provider serving 1.4 million people in 29 counties through 10 hospitals.
Over the years, a local restaurant/inn has become famous from New England to Florida……..and beyond. The River Forest Manor, a Victorian mansion, was built the same year Belhaven was established. Over the years, the marina associated with it on the Intracoastal Waterway was a favorite stopover for many boating travelers who were attracted to the smorgasbord of Southern comfort-food prepared in the restaurant. This icon of maritime service is currently being offered for sale. Let me know if you would like some information.
Belhaven is also somewhat famous for its all-out Fourth of July parades and celebrations. The celebration includes all types of events, such as yacht races, horse shoe contests, dancing, music, parade, fireworks, Miss Independence Pageant, etc., which last for several days. This year will be the 70th annual presentation of this event, making it one of the longest running in the state.
Why not plan to be in Belhaven on July 4th for a big-ol time!
A Few of Belhaven, NC's Newest Listings
Unique, natural, scenic, peaceful, waterfront home site, including lot improvements, new survey with building envelope, build a private dock, enjoy water sports, fishing,...
Be on Main Street with this spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath historic home in the waterfront town of Belhaven (Beautiful Harbor). This home has been raised and features a large ...
Absolutely all you will ever want or need. The house is a modern temporary design with 2 full baths in the main home with 1/2 bath upstairs, and a full bath in the detac...
Property sold As-is. Pre-approval and proof of funds required for financing offers. Proof of funds required for cash offers. Employees of BB&T, its affiliates or subsidia...
Traditional brick rambler with a touch of class! This 4 BD, 3 BA water view and water access home features a living room, den with wood burning fireplace, formal dining r...
Interior recently painted. Ceramic Tile Kitchen & breakfast nook. Screened porch with gorgeous views of Pungo River, Intra Coastal Waterway (ICW) with it's boat traffic, ...
Great front porch to enjoy those Belhaven summer breezes. Two blocks to the Town dock and three minutes to the public boat ramp. Three doctors office and a Urgent Care of...
Country Kit with lg pantry, breakfast bar, 40X56 workshop w/5 garage doors, additional 59X28 3 car garage finished inside w/picnic kitchen & 1/2 bath. Aprox 27 Pecan tree...
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