Belhaven is situated on the water, where Pantego and Pungo Creeks join into the Pungo River, and ten miles from the Pamlico Sound and conveniently located on the IntraCoastal waterway. Belhaven has become a popular destination for many visitors who enjoy its natural beauty, historic charm, and convenient location. The town was established in 1899, and its picturesque downtown waterfront district is still home to many of the attractive historic buildings, shops, and homes of that era. Downtown is home to many shops, restaurants, museums, theaters, churches, hotels, bed and breakfasts, as well as banks and other professional offices.
Belhaven boasts as being the home of Eva Narcissus Boyd (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003), known by the stage name of Little Eva (after a character from Uncle Tom's Cabin), was an American pop singer of the song "The Loco-Motion". Belhaven is also the home of Clifford James “CJ” Wilson (born March 30, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at East Carolina. He played in the Super Bowl and the Green Bay Packers were the Super Bowl Champion XLV.
In addition to its rich history, Belhaven has a mild four-season climate and offering boundless opportunities to enjoy various water sports on the waterways and hunting in the surrounding areas in which we are situated near. Boaters of all types are treated to year-round sailing, power boating, paddling, fishing, and waterskiing. Hunters from all around come to hunt various wildlife that Eastern North Carolina has to offer.
One of the highlights of a visit to Belhaven is the River Forest Manor that was built in 1899 and it is furnished in Victorian décor. We also have a local museum that showcase the interesting history of Belhaven as well as some iconic items.
So, if you visit Belhaven be sure to stop by the Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center. The Chamber acts as a clearing house that provides area tourist information, maps, and updates on area event and attractions.
Belhaven is truly a Beautiful Harbor, offering the best of all worlds just waiting to be discovered!
Pantego Academy Historical Museum
Belhaven Yacht Club
River Rat Yacht Club
Goose Creek State Park
Washington Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce
Belhaven Water Street Bed & Breakfast. Ltd
J & L Tourist House
Belhaven Area Churches Directory