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
|POINTS OF INTEREST|
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
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.
FACTS AND FIGURES
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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