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
Lovely historic two-story home in great location in the Town of Belhaven. One block from Pantego Creek with community boat ramp and fishing pier. Home has been elevated b...
Fantastic price on this super clean getaway. Recently updated roof, cabinets and appliances. Ready to enjoy!
Incredible opportunity 2 lots (interior) in waterfront community of Dowry Creek. Waterviews, water access with community boat ramp. Community has its own septic system wi...
3 BR 2 BA home with large kitchen-dining area, master bath w/large tub-shower, large deck, partly wooded lot. Less than 20 minutes to shopping, restaurants and shopping.
Stunning water views from this 4-bedroom home on Pungo Creek! Enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and more from your own pier with dock and boat lift. This beautiful home b...
Nice waterfront building lot in the South Bay Pointe waterfront subdivision. Views of Pungo Creek common area with community marina and paved roads.
Very nice usable lot already prepared for building with extra dirt in place.
Stay on Alexander Drive towards the end, this lot on the right. Will see cleared path to the pier/water. A lot of value with over 2 acres of land, pier already on prope...
Large lot in a quiet neighborhood. Doublewide has been raised and has 2 storage buildings on the lot. Enjoy being close to Belhaven businesses, boat ramp and so much more...
Great modular waterfront home barely 10 year old - sailboat accessible, nice pier, floored area under home for recreation, great fishing,big view from all rooms
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