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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!

By Warren Moore, CRS, GRI

A Few of Belhaven, NC's Newest Listings


Lot 22 Pointe Dr, Belhaven

New Subdivision with boat slip. Close to Intracoastal Waterway. Restrictive Covenants in plan to protect your property. This is a gated community. Call for code.

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  • MLS 31027

558 Edward St, Belhaven NC 27810


558 Edward St, Belhaven

Doublewide manufactured home on large lot. Property will be sold as is with no warranties implied. Needs some work.

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 31026


10 Bradford Ct, Belhaven

Affordable waterfront building lot - gated community, pristine views near icw - protected - sailboat accessible

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  • MLS 31020

520 Water St E, Belhaven NC 27810


520 Water St E, Belhaven

Great views of the Belhaven Harbor. Boats traveling the Atlantic Intra-Coastal Waterway come into the Belhaven Harbor to anchor & visit for a night or two. Nice size wat...

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  • MLS 31014


Dallas Paul Rd, Belhaven


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  • MLS 28008

44 Pelican Ln, Belhaven NC 27810


44 Pelican Ln, Belhaven

Looking for the perfect family home in a great neighborhood come visit the Smithton waterfront community. Beautiful elevated home on the canal off of Pungo Creek with dir...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 30985

44 Pelican Lane, Belhaven NC 27810


44 Pelican Lane, Belhaven

Looking for the perfect family home in a great neighborhood come visit the Smithton waterfront community. Beautiful elevated home on the canal off of Pungo Creek with dir...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 115136


2825 S Savannah Rd, Belhaven

Nice older home built in 1930. Has great open floor plan with formal dining room for entertaining. Nice size lot with plenty of room for garden or horses. Home needs s...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 29975


124 Cedar Ln, Belhaven

Motivated seller, bring offers! This great waterfront home is located in quiet area just a few miles from downtown Belhaven and features a easy layout with open kitchen a...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 27492

1877 Old Pamlico Bch Rd W, Belhaven NC 27810


1877 Old Pamlico Bch Rd W, Belhaven

Easy access to the ICW and the Pamlico Sound from this lot. Sunsets over the river are breathtaking. Great area to build a home with septic tank in place and county water...

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  • MLS 30971

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