Belhaven ... where the people are friendly and the seafood is plentiful!


The Recreation Department has a year-round
program with a full time recreation director. All facets
of indoor and outdoor programs are provided for all ages.
The Community House and beach facility are open under
supervision. Facilities available are picnic areas, paved
tennis courts, volley ball and basketball courts,
ball fields, and playgrounds.

Boating and skiing may be enjoyed by all ages on
the Pungo River and other waterways. Hunting and
fishing opportunities in the vicinity are abundant and
create a "Sportsmans's Paradise". For those seeking a
peaceful retirement, the area provides recreational
and vocational outlets in the serentity of an unhurried


Belhaven Memorial Museum is one of the 4 sites
of the Historic Albemarle Tour and is housed in the
City Hall, which is included in the National Register of
Historic Places. The museum is open daily except
Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. and has a unique collection
of thousands of exhibits portraying the area's past.

Other points of interest are the Ralph Memorial
Library, open full time; The Boyette Civic Center;
a private art gallery; and the Belhaven Community
Chamber of Commerce,
located in the renovated
Railroad Deport.



Belhaven has hosted an exciting Independence
Day Celebration since the early 1900s. A family day of
festivities is high-lighted by a mile-long parade and
closing with an exciting display of fireworks
illuminating the sky over the waters of the Pungo


Belhaven is located on the Intracoastal Waterway
and is readily accessible to those traveling by either
boat or vehicle. Lodging is available with restaurants
specializing in local seafood and southern home
cooking There is also a campsite 15 minutes from


The Atlantic Coast Intracoastal Waterway runs from
New England to South Florida. Belhaven's quaint and
picturesque harbor serves as port of call for several
thousand vessels plying this waterway each year.


For many years Belhaven has been a trade center
for eastern Beaufort County and Hyde County. A
variety of stores, composing the town, can fill most of
shopper's needs. The town's retailers exhibit friendly
and personal service not found in much of our hectic


Since 1949, the quiet banks of the Pungo River have provided a home for Pungo District Hospital. This small rural hospital has unique characteristics that few health care facilities can claim--a solarium filled with beautiful shrubs and flowers, given in memory of Mr. Clyde Potter, and the helipad (helicopter landing pad) or the water ambulance dock located on the hospital grounds. Byland, sea or air Pungo District Hospital is a attraction in Belhaven.


Altitude: 4 feet above sea level

Climate: 62 (annual/av)

Rainfall: 52.8 inches (annual/av)

Highways: US 264, NC 99

Airports: Kinston or New Bern,60 minutes away Warren Field, Washington, 30 minutes away

Churches: Most Protestant Denominations

Local Newspaper: Beaufort Hyde News (weekly)

Television: All three networks, PBS, Belhaven Cable TV, Tri-County Cable TV

Golf Course: Within 30 minutes

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