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?
Anytime! 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?
The first thing you need to do is visit the Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce / Welcome Center which is located at 293 E. Water Street. You will be greeted by the Executive Director and she will provide you with a visitor’s bag of information about the town and what it has to offer, including things to do. The Chamber Visitor’s Lounge is a popular place to get out of the cold/heat and use the free Wi-Fi. Public restrooms are available.
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