Where is Belhaven located?
Belhaven is accessible by land via Routes 99 and 264. It is located on the northern shore of the Pungo River, about 8 miles from the Pamlico Sound.
How big is Belhaven?
Belhaven’s town limits are about 2 square miles; about 1,700 residents live in town.
When is the best time to visit?
For a small town, Belhaven has a lot of heart. Its Annual July 4 Parade attracts thousands of visitors. Belhaven also hosts a variety of Christmas events which include the amazing Toy Trains of Belhaven display, lots of activities for children and a Candlelight Tour of Homes. The Intracoastal Waterway Celebration and Chowder Down East is held in October. The town also rallies around other events such as Pirates on the Pungo Sailing Regatta in June. Belhaven is a year-round community with most outdoor activities available from April through November. The winter brings the tundra swans to area lakes and attracts birders and wildlife photographers.
What activities can I do when I visit Belhaven?
All you need is a bike or a good pair of walking shoes to explore Belhaven. Kayak rentals are available at Belhaven Marina on Water Street. Tours of the water tributaries can be scheduled with Machapunga Ecotours. The Belhaven Memorial Museum, featured in the book Weird Carolinas, is open to the public year-round except on Wednesdays and Sundays. A public playground is located on a small beach at the Charlie Smith Community Center at the edge of town closest to the breakwater between the Pantego Creek and Pungo River.