in the midst of Pantego Creek and Pungo River, the
port of Belhaven beckons you. Once known as Jackís
Neck, then Bellport, and finally the town became known
as Belhaven which means "beautiful harbor". On a
grander scale, Belhaven is known for its fine old
homes, some of which were built in the late 1800í s
and early 1900ís. The River Forest Manor was built in
1939 by John A. Wilkinson for his new bride. Today the
manor is frequented by the famous and not so famous.
To the endless parade of vessels that travel the
Intracoastal Waterway, the manor provides a unique
overnight haven as well as a delicious smorgasbord.
The Atlantic Coast Intracoastal Waterway runs from New
England to South Florida. Belhaven has flourished over
the years based first on the lumber industry and at
present the fishing industry. Fresh seafood from the
area is packaged and shipped throughout parts of the
Every July 4th since the 1930ís (except during times of
war) the town has hosted a huge birthday bash in honor of our nation.
The turn of the century City Hall houses a museum that is a "must see".
Also, please visit the Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce. It is
housed in a beautiful old train depot that has been painstakingly
If a laid back friendly atmosphere is what you desire, Belhaven and
surrounding areas can provide both.
From fishing and hunting, sailing and water sports, shopping and
excellent medical facilities, the area offers all of this and much, much
more. Just give us a call when you decide to make Eastern North Carolina