Explore Belhaven, North Carolina

Throughout the years, the town of Belhaven, North Carolina has changed names several times. Back in the 1800's, the town was called "Matcho Pungo" which was an Indian name that meant the "river of many fish." The town, which was the birthplace of the Intracoastal Waterway, was also known as Jack's Neck, Belle Porte, Belleport and Belle Haven. Today, Belhaven, is a quiet town best known for great boating, fishing and other water sports. The town has a charming character and it features restaurants and small businesses that are welcoming to tourists and families on vacation that want to escape the stress and fast pace of everyday life.


River Forest Manor

The River Forest Manor has great waterfront views and wonderful southern charm. This popular venue has hosted weddings, graduations and family gatherings on the North Carolina shore for many years. River Forest Marina is located on prime fishing waters on the Intracoastal Waterway not far from Lake Mattamuskeet that is world renown for duck and geese hunting. With over 500 feet of waterfront and boat ramp on the property, there is plenty to do without ever leaving River Forest. 

The Tavern at Jack's Neck

The Tavern at Jack’s Neck offers a full-menu of fine food to satisfy most tastes. The menu features delicious dishes including pasta, steaks, burgers, salads and incredible desserts.  Chef John Wayne's seafood specials include homemade soup or chowder, fresh made appetizers like blue crab and sausage dip and Crispy Calamari. Every night, certified angus filet mignon is offered with the choice of 2 sides. The Tavern at Jack’s Neck is also famous for letting loose with entertainment, dancing and music. 

Belhaven Waterway Marina

The Belhaven Waterway Marina is located across from the green #9 day marker on Pantego Creek that is just off the Pungo River at the 136 mile marker on the Intercoastal Waterway. The marina also provides boat repairs and transient dockage for vessels up to 65 feet in length. The controlling depth is 8 feet on approach and 7 feet along side our bulkhead. Both 50amp and 30amp shore power are available with dockside water.

Spoon River Artworks & Market

Spoon River is a farm-to-fork style restaurant located in historic downtown Belhaven, NC whose mission it is to serve artful food and drinks in a unique environment. The menu features locally grown ingredients and includes everything from seafood to herbs to vodka. Boaters and vacationers are welcomed alike and will enjoy the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Whether coming by land or by sea, Spoon River will be sure to deliver an artful experience with southern hospitality.

Market 32

Market 32 is a fun eclectic “girlie-girl” store that offers boutique clothing, monograming, vintage furniture and fun whimsical items for your home. Located right on E. Main Street, this stunning boutique is in easy walking distance. Make sure to connect with Market 32 on Facebook for the latest updates and events.

Between Water & Main Bed and Breakfast

Between Water & Main Bed and Breakfast is located on Water Street just a block away from downtown Belhaven. The cottage-style Victorian home has been completely renovated and it offers spacious rooms and a relaxed atmosphere. Amenities such as a large gathering room, patio and gardens and off-street parking are available to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Fish Hooks Cafe

Fish Hooks Cafe is located on E. Main Street in Belhaven just minutes away from Second Wind. This local restaurant is a local's favorite and it offers both lunch and dinner menus. The food includes delicious dishes such as shrimp, oysters, flounder and crab cakes. For landlovers, Fish Hooks also offers wonderful steak and chicken dishes such as prime-rib and rib-eye. But this restaurant isn't just for adults. A complete kid's menu is available to make sure that everyone can find something good to eat. 

Farm Boys Restaurant

Farm Boys Restaurant is a great place to grab a burger and hang out with friends. In addition to delicious food, Farm Boys looks out over the Intracoastal Waterway so you can watch the boats pass as you relax and enjoy the experience. The menu at Farm Boys includes burgers, fries, fried okra, milkshakes and more and it is open for business every day of the week. On Friday and Saturday nights, live music can be enjoyed on the large patio as you watch the sunset. 

Rack Time Beer and Pool

Rack Time Beer and Pool is a great place to hang out with friends after a long day on the water or enjoying the many other outdoor activities that Belhaven has to offer. The bar offers ice cold beer, bowling, darts and karaoke which is always a hit. You'll want to make sure that you stop in to Racktime before heading home.

Georgie's Sport & Oyster Bar

Georgie’s Sport and Oyster Bar is a family restaurant specializing in local seafood and steaks. Located right on Pamlico Street, Georgie’s is in walking distance from Second Wind and the establishment is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Good times are always enjoyed at Georgie’s.

Belhaven Mainstreet Landing

Belhaven Mainstreet Landing is a paradise for travelers who enjoy antiques. Mainstreet Landing is full of wonderful and unique pieces that will make the perfect addition to any residence. Located in an old service station, this local Belhaven business is full of character and charm. And for really hot days, an old-time ice cream shop is also available on-site.

Belhaven Water Street Bed & Breakfast

The Belhaven Water Street Bed and Breakfast is a 100 year old home that has beautiful views of the water. Renovations to the property began in 2004, and after almost a year of work, the inn opened its doors to its first guests. The inn has three private guest rooms, a second-floor reading area, a large living room and a charming front porch. Reservations include a continental breakfast. If you are a couple looking for a quiet getaway, make sure to check out the Belhaven Water Street Bed and Breakfast.

Radcliffe Marine

Radcliffe Marine is a full-service marine dealership offering sales, parts, accessories and service in Belhaven, NC. With over 40 years of experience, Radcliffe’s certified technicians and riggers are dedicated to providing high quality products and service. Radcliffe Marine offers a wide variety of marine products including inboards, outboards, Privateer Boats, boat trailers, broker boats, and accessories. Radcliffe also specializes in boat repair, boat motor repair, and boat repainting and carries a wide selection of Honda, Yamaha, and Mercury brand motors. Radcliffe Marine is proud to offer next day parts and supply delivery for your convenience.