Grand Manor Marina


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738 East Main St
Belhaven, NC 27810
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Check-out before 11:00 AM
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70 Reviews

by Kevin L. on Nov 28, 2023
This is a great marina & improving all the time. We look forward to the next time we stop to try out the on property restaurant. The dockhands are always professional, we had no issues with power or internet and the depth at dock is very accommodating for our six foot draft. You are somewhat exposed to fetch and they are fixed docks, but for us those are easily overlooked due to all of the positives. See you in the spring!
Marina Response:
Thank you so much Capt' for the GREAT review! Safe travels, hope to see you nest time around! Dock Master Mike

by Jeffrey b. - Verified user on Nov 25, 2023
Excellent facility & great dock hands.
Marina Response:
thanks for the 5 stars Captain, safe travels and we look forward to your return! Dock Master Mike

by Nels C. - Verified user on Nov 11, 2023
Great place to stop! Mike, Tom, Larry are all first class, very helpful and friendly. The complementary golf carts to get around were so nice, the community of Belhaven is wonderful. Treat yourself, stop here for a few days. When the Grand Manor is open (soon) it will really be special. We will be back.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the Excellent review! Safe Travels and see you next time Dock Master MIke

by Dick H. - Verified user on Nov 09, 2023
This is a great marina. Henry, the past owner, and now the new owners are all great. New owner making some great upgrades to the property. Will have a restaurant. Dock, power and fuel all great. Also, free loaner golf carts to go to store or town to restaurants. Always a must stop for us.
Marina Response:
Thank you Capt' for the GREAT review, looking forward to your return! safe travels! Dock Master Mike

by Bryant Y. - Verified user on Nov 03, 2023
Excellent location and staff. Cleanest bathrooms of any marina up and down the coast. Hands on owners, complimentary golf carts, quiet location with great protection. Garmin Charts are incorrect for approachable water depth. They have a well marked channel directly inside the breakwater and plenty of water surrounding and at the docks.
Marina Response:
Thank you very much Capt' hope you come back and see us again!

by Michelle V. - Verified user on Oct 31, 2023
Belhaven is a great coastal town and the new marina owners, Larry & Gina are working hard to make Grand Manor a destination. Larry squared his vision for the new restaurant which is about to open, plans for the historical home as a venue with tiki bar, pickle ball and more all to come in the future. We had a nice stay waiting out weather and will definitely stop back on our way up north next spring.
Marina Response:
Thank you very much for the Great review! look forward to your return.

by Mikhail K. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2023
Great. Thank you. Strong wind for docking time, but docking was successful
Marina Response:
Thanks for the 5 stars! see ya next time around, safe travels!

by David P. - Verified user on Oct 22, 2023
Wonder overnight stay at the new Grand Manor! (used to be River Forest, now under new management) They have several free golf carts to head into the town, we had a great dinner at Spoon River. Great package of information about the small town, fantastic help tying up to the fixed dock. We'll be back! Thanks Grand Manor!
Marina Response:
Thank you for the Great review! safe travels Capt'!

by Jeffrey N. - Verified user on Sep 16, 2023
This is a great little marina in the lovely town of Bellhaven NC. The folks are very helpful in all things, and we enjoyed the use of a golf cart. The 19th century manor house is beautiful, and the extensive grounds surrounding it are immaculate. The new owners, Larry and Gina, are making a lot of improvements to the entire property, including the marina and it shows. We will definitely stop here again.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the Great review Capt'! Looking forward to your return. Safe Travels Dock Master Mike

by Peter C. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
New owner who is fixing up the marina. Golf carts to get to town easy.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the 5 star review Captain! Come on back and stay with us again! Dock Master Mike

by John D. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Great Marina. Fixed docks in perfect shape. Staff and owners very friendly and helpful. Having golf carts to get supplies, go to restaurants and explore the downtown was a big plus. Pump out and fueling in slip. Almost the perfect marina, but no protection form waves. Very light wind and no rain during our stay, but our boat rocked constantly and the wave slap made sleeping impossible. The two break walls were no help. If this doesn’t bother you then it’s a great stop.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the review Captain, we are set to raise the rock jetty 2 more feet! Hope you come back! Dock Master Mike

by Coleen W. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Fantastic. Helpful guiding and getting us tied up. We accidentally left our power cord behind and they offered up a loaner so we were back in business/AC quickly. The Welcome bag with maps and restaurant/shopping lists was helpful. Golf carts available (no charge ) to make the trip a few blocks to town and back with supplies easy. Showers/bathrooms were clean and nice. Food truck on site if you didn’t want to go in to town. We enjoyed our quick trip
Marina Response:
Thank you very much for the great review! hope you come back and see us again. Dock Master Mike

by Donald K. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Loved the marina and town. The best marina staff on the ICW. This marina has lots of upgrades planned in the next several months. I can’t wait for our next trip to Grand manor Marina.
Marina Response:
Hey Captain Thank you very much for the great review we look forward to your return! Dock Master Mike

by Arthur A. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Lots of help docking from an attentive staff. Great perk of having several golf carts for your use to do errands or go into town. Lots of green space for our dog. Clean restrooms. Only downside was fixed docks which depending on the wind and your boat may make it difficult to get off.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the good review, hope to see you again soon! Dock Master Mike

by Chuck S. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
Grand Manor Marina exceeded our expectations - Excellent, Sturdy, docks - excellent staff - Free Golf Cart to take for provisions, Lunch, or Dinner - excellent WiFi - make sure you go to Spoon River for dinner!!!
Marina Response:
Thank You Captain, for the Great review! We enjoy seeing you around the marina for a few more days. Stop by on your way back! Dock Master MIke

by James B. on Jul 14, 2023
Great location right off ICW. Staff very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Mike the Dockmaster was great. Fueled up. Rented the beautiful room above the marina. Was provided a golf cart to visit Belhaven and suggested a local restaurant which was fantastic. We wish the new owners and staff all the success in the world. Wonderful people fabulous location.
Marina Response:
Thanks Capt! come back and see us some time. Dock Master Mike

by Robert F. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2023
Golf carts provided, quaint downtown. Plenty of Dock help for docking. Really convenient dockside fueling.
Marina Response:
Thank you Capt! look forward to you staying with nus again! Dock Master Mike

by Kathleen R. on Jul 11, 2023
Wonderful marina ! Great location in Belhaven with easy access to shopping, restaurants and grocery store. Dockmaster Mike is friendly, helpful and very professional. Definitely recommend Grand Manor Marina -- beautiful facility and beautiful view. Also includes an awesome metal sculpture ( over 6 feet tall) on the deck for a perfect "selfie" with a pirate skeleton.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review! look forward to seeing you again! Dock Master Mike

by Liz G. on Jul 10, 2023
We spent the day in Belhaven and we stopped by the Grand Manor Marina for a drink. Dockmaster Michael was awesome and so friendly, and helpful. All the staff was friendly. The bathrooms were so clean! Highly recommend and a must see! The view was amazing! We will definitely be back!!
Marina Response:
Thank you very much! come back and see us! Dock Master Mike

by john f. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2023
Excellent place to staY!
Marina Response:
Thanks Capt! looking forward to your return! Dock Master Mike

by David M. on Sep 03, 2022
We came for a night, and ended up staying a week. Not on purpose, but mechanical issues got us and we needed to repair before moving on. Kudos to Henry for a great stay. At 100’ it’s hard to find spots along the ICW in the more “out of the way” places. Enjoyed our stay and all that Henry did to try and make the extended stay more enjoyable. Appreciated the golf carts! While we didn’t fuel up, the REASONABLE rate to pump out the hold tanks was appreciated. When you are using to dropping $50 to pump, you appreciate it when the rates are more reasonable. See you again soon Henry (if you’ll let us come back). ~Capt. David, Motor Yacht Magnum Ride
Marina Response:
Thank you Captain David for the wonderful review! looking forward to your return. Dockmaster Henry

by James K. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2022
We were just passing through, but decided to extend our stay. This is a relatively small marina that can accommodate boats of a wide range of sizes. One nice touch is a small fleet of golf carts available to transient boaters to get into town for groceries or restaurants. The folks on the docks are helpful with advice on where to go in the town, which is just far enough from the marina that some form of transportation is necessary, and the golf carts do admirably. The marina has wifi that works well and can do fuel service.
Marina Response:
Thank you for your excellent review! Please come back anytime.

by John P. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2022
Excellent as always. Henry is always welcoming and accommodating.
Marina Response:
Captain Patrick, Thank you for being our guest and for your thoughtful review. The welcome sign is always out for you. Safe travels to Fort Lauderdale.

by Jim B. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2022
Great place. Very nice people. Excellent help tieing up on a little tricky fixed but strong dock. Tricky fender placement. Use of golf carts to go to stores. Quaint little town.
Marina Response:
Thanks again for visiting us and the wonderful review. It is a pleasure meeting you and your bride! Safe travels. Dockmaster Henry

by Robert C. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2022
Great service. Beautiful place. Wonderful people.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the Great review! Enjoyed our visit. Hope to see you on your return to Belhaven.

by Tom H. - Verified user on May 20, 2022
Easy stop off the trip north. Nice marina run by the owner. Clean restrooms and showers. Golf carts available to go for supplies or dinner. We always stop here!!
Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind remarks! See you on your return!

by Mark S. - Verified user on May 14, 2022
henry and staff were great, very pleasant. golf carts were very nice to use to go to town and store. I have two holding tanks on y boat. It was up to me to see that their was a 15.00 charge to get pumped out, it was a surprise to get charged for both tanks instead of just the boat. my bad , i just feel staff should of informed me they would be a charge for each. oh well, they are two other marinas i can choose from next time in september when i come back through. Mark semone
Marina Response:
Hey Capt, the new owners and dock master Mike would love to have you back to visit the newly renovated marina and ship store and we owe you a free pump out! Safe travels Dock Master Mike

by Suzanne R. - Verified user on Apr 28, 2022
Great place to stay. Wonderful help getting tied up. Golf cart was great to get some groceries at food lion. Did a load of laundry (free). Found a great Mexican restaurant close to cute downtown area. Very clean bathrooms and showers.
Marina Response:
Thank you the great review!

by Don W. - Verified user on Apr 24, 2022
Friendly service, good fuel prices, complimentary washer/dryer and golf carts to get around. Close to beautiful Beihaven. Great dock hands! We will be back!
Marina Response:
Thanks so much for staying with us. You review is wonderful!

by Ron F. - Verified user on Apr 07, 2022
Henry is always efficient and friendly and makes our stay enjoyable.
Marina Response:
Thank you, Captain Ron for the 5 star review! Have safe travels.

by Robert H. - Verified user on Mar 25, 2022
I always look forward to staying at River Forest Marina. Henry the Dockmaster always makes sure guests are well taken care of, plus is a genuinely nice person! I used one of the golf carts to make a provisioning run to Food Lion, then got my laundry caught up using the free high-capacity washers and dryers. The weather wasn't the greatest during my stay, but I had a great time nonetheless!
Marina Response:
Thank you for visiting us again and posting a great review! Hope to see you again this Fall.

by Anne W. - Verified user on Dec 14, 2021
Great facilities clean private shower and bathroom free laundry and free golf carts love this place
Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review! Come back anytime.

by Gary C. - Verified user on Nov 15, 2021
Great dock hands & love the golf cart

by Peter K. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2021
Great place. Great people. Dockmaster Henry is the best. Always helpful always available.

by Mike M. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2021
Great place to stay. Henry is the difference. He is there to greet you, send you off, and ensure you are all set for a great stay. Town is easy to walk to and the marina even has complimentary golf carts to use. Would highly recommend staying here.

by Nick E. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2021
Henry always takes great care of us. Very friendly, capable and professional. Then take one of the golf carts and dine at Spoon River. One of the best dinners anywhere!
Marina Response:
Thanks, Captain Nick for the outstanding review! Have safe travels. Dockmaster Henry

by Michael B. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2021
I can only amplify what many others have already stated: Marina owner and dock master Henry is the BEST! Excellent and clear arrival and docking instructions along with expert line handling were much appreciated on our windy day. He provided us a personal overview of the facilities and town, along with dinner recommendations (Spoon River!). Courtesy golf carts were a big hit with our group of four, and a fun and easy way to see the town. Free laundry and nice showers. Henry called and located some specialized power steering fluid that I needed and had it delivered right to the dock. He also located a diver to inspect our props. He is a passionate mariner who enjoys helping customers in all possible ways—we will make a special effort to return here whenever possible!

by Mark L. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2021
Outstanding Marina. Helpful, competent dock master. At-slip ValvTec fuel & pump out. BoatUS discount. Free laundry & use of golf carts.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business. Dockmaster Henry

by Lee M. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2021
Very friendly and personable people. Complimentary golf cart to explore town. Awesome wifi !!! Clean restrooms and showers ! Excellent laundry facilities ! We will be back !
Marina Response:
First of all, we want to thank you for staying with us! We really appreciate the awesome review! Please be safe on your journey. See you when you return.

by Edward H. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2021
This is a GREAT stop when heading north or south. Henry is a real character. Henry, the free golf carts, the free laundry, and the cleanest bathrooms that I have ever seen in a marina make this one of my favorite stops. The $15 charge for a pump out (my holding tank is less than 15 gallons), however, is pretty steep. Pump out elsewhere and then stop here and use the bathrooms!

by Roland F. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2021
Great marina, great dock master Henry fun timein Belhaven.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review. Come back anytime!

by Allen E. on May 23, 2021
Bravo, Henry. Thank you for everything. Now... the sunset and sound of birds ... an added and most important "touch." You went all out :) We will be back. MoonRiver/That's a Wrap.
Marina Response:
We thank you for the thoughtful and kind words! We look forward to seeing you again!

by Paul A. - Verified user on May 22, 2021
Nice facilities, close to services, golf cart provided, well protected docks, good water depth
Marina Response:
We really appreciate your business and your 5 star review!

by Doug - Verified user on May 02, 2021
Henry treats everyone like family. And he is a pro assisting with arrivals and departure in brisk wind. We extended our stay a day to wait out winds. We stop there to eat at Spoon River Restaurant.
Marina Response:
Thank you Capt Doug for the fantastic review! Please visit us again on your return trip to Belhaven.

by Joseph S. - Verified user on Apr 17, 2021
Lovely place with helpful people who really love boaters.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the 5-star review! Please come again to Belhaven and visit us.

by Paul M. - Verified user on Apr 15, 2021
Henry was great. Wonderful facility and we love Belhaven.
Marina Response:
Thank you Capt Paul for the 5-star review! Please come and visit again. Henry

by Anonymous on Apr 04, 2021
What a great marina! Henry (the owner/dockmaster) is on the mark with service. We needed a diver to meet us at our boat - and Henry made sure the diver was there when we arrived. In addition, the bathroom/showers are the cleanest we've seen anywhere. Henry will point you to the courtesy golf carts to take into town for supplies or restaurants. Stay here on your way by, you won't be disappointed!
Marina Response:
I apologize for the delayed response, but thank you for the great review! 5-stars means a lot to us. It indicates that we are doing the right things for our guests. Please come back and visit us again. Henry

by Trish S. - Verified user on Dec 06, 2020
Absolutely a must stop for mariner’s traveling on the intercoastal. The gentleman that runs the marina is warm and welcoming. Free laundry on site, golf carts to go into town, grocery, restaurants all close by. They have fuel and propane on site. Give it an A plus rating!!
Marina Response:
Thank you Captain T. for the great review! We look forward to your return. Dockmaster Henry

by Jeff D. - Verified user on Nov 08, 2020
Nice and clean very helpful second time here great dock hand and master. Always looking to help Update Henry is the best. Still a great place to stop
Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with River Forest Marina! Your kind words are most appreciated. Hope you have safe travels as you venture north.

by Rod H. - Verified user on Nov 08, 2020
Free golf carts. Free laundry. Easy in and out. High speed pumps. Friendly management. What’s not to like?
Marina Response:
Thank you Captain Rod for the great review! See you in the spring of 2021.

by Laurie B. - Verified user on Nov 05, 2020
Had wonderful 2night stay. Gorgeous 180 degree view on Pungo River, lovely 6 minute walk into town, complimentary laundry appreciated. Thank you Henry! We’ll be back!
Marina Response:
Thank you for your visit and great review! We look forward to your Spring 2021 return. Safe travels.

by Ed M. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2020
Wonderful place. Dock Master Henry is the best!
Marina Response:
Thank you Captain Ed for the A+ review! The welcome light is always on for the Admiral and you. Safe travels. Henry

by Ron C. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2020
This was a nice quiet marina with clean bathrooms/shower. Henry was very helpful. Free golf carts were very enjoyable!
Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review!

by Del O. - Verified user on May 27, 2020
Henry Boyd has to be one of the most welcoming and helpful Harbormaster’s we’ve encountered. He remembered our previous visit last fall.
Marina Response:
Thank you Del for the kind words. We enjoyed having you (Papillon) and also (Wicked Cool) as our guest. Please come back anytime!

by Marty F. - Verified user on May 01, 2020
Very friendly and helpful. A mice quiete place.

by Matthew B. - Verified user on Dec 21, 2019
Great stop. Took a golf cart into town for a drink and some wings. Easy in and out. Highly recommended.
Marina Response:
Thank you Capt Barnum for the nice review and visiting us! Henry

by Shelley P. - Verified user on Nov 20, 2019
...Update 11/2019...Still a great stop. Took golf cart to grocery store and to get propane tank refilled. Great playground in town. Very friendly and peaceful marina. ...06/2019 2nd stay at this marina. Nice docks with very competent dock hands. Short walk into downtown Bellhaven for a fabulous dinner at Spoon River.
Marina Response:
Thank you for visiting us! Your thoughtful words are greatly appreciated. Dockmaster Henry

by Tom B. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2019
Nice facilities. Nice showers and bathrooms. People are very accommodating. Town is quaint and beautiful. Worth the stop
Marina Response:
Captain Burton, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Please stop by on your return trip! Sincerely, Henry Boyd/Dockmaster

by Daryl S. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2019
The staff was excellent. Facilities were great.
Marina Response:
Thank you Captain, for staying with us. We know you have a choice so we strive to be our best! Have a safe and fun trip south. Dockmaster Henry and crew

by John A. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2019
Fantastic. Rode out Tropical Storm Nestor. People were great!. Will stay again coming North. Let us use golf cart to drive 1.5 miles to grocery store and free laundry facilities. Good old fashioned southern hospitality.
Marina Response:
What a ride you had! Thanks for the kind words. Please stop in on your return. We look forward to being your host. Sincerely, Dockmaster Henry and crew

by Jeff A. on Jul 30, 2019
Great marina. Staff is wonderful and accommodating, facilities are clean and new, and it's the closest access to the ICW in this location. It is a bit farther from town than other marinas in the area, but they have loaner golf carts that you can use to go shopping, grab a bite, or just check out the town of Belhaven. They have plenty of room on the docks for bigger boats, and getting in and back out is very easy. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and it will be a regular stop on our yearly trips, both up and down. Update: Thank you, Henry! Although getting older, we hope to keep doing our trip for at least another couple of years, and will be glad to see you on the way.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the outstanding review. We take pride in providing fresh and clean facilities, especially our showers, restrooms, and laundry. We look forward to your return! Dockmaster Henry

by Michael Y. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2019
Great visit. Golf carts great for getting around Belhaven.

by John M. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2019
Great service the gentlemen on the dock were fantastic and very welcoming. They had golf carts to get to town and the laundry was complimentary. Rest rooms and showers were spotless. We will definitely stop in again. Easy in and pit for the ICW.

by Jim G. - Verified user on Nov 14, 2018
Nice facility. Great fuel prices. Nice staff!

by Nick B. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2018
Great place to stay on our way South down the ICW, super friendly staff! Clean bathrooms , Free Landry, New gas pump at great prices, Free golf Cart to take in to town was a real treat, Prices was great as well, had people to help us tie up boat, brand new dock. A must see Marina!

by Armin C. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2018
This has been by far the BEST marina on our trip from Upper Chesapeake to Miami. Hats off to Henry and Joshua for going above and beyond!
Marina Response:
Thanks a bunch for the kind words. We really appreciate you taking to time to write a review. Safe travels. Dockmasters Henry, Joshua, and Eddie.

by Gene F. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2018
Extremely accommodating. Docks somewhat exposed

by Thom W. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2018
We love River Forest Marina. This was our third time docking there in the last two years. The dock crew is very attentive... Always! We also like having the golf carts available to go to town to eat. Shower facilities are not over the top but very, very nice. Look forward to our next trip to Belhaven and RFM!

by Eric J. on May 08, 2018
Always a great stay! Henry and Josh take good care of transient boaters...clean, modern bath facilities and complementary golf carts to ride into Belhaven (which is easily walkable as well). Gotta eat at Spoon River while you’re there...ethereal setting and expertly prepared food.

by Captain T. on Apr 08, 2018
Big ole Henry and this marina is what Southern Hospitality is all about. Easy in and out. Grab a free golf cart and ride into town for Spoon River class!!! Great hardware store close by. Just love this stop.
Marina Response:
Captain Bulldog, it is always a pleasure to hear from you! Thank you for thoughtful comments about Spoon River Restaurant and The River Forest Manor and Marina. Please stop again soon if your schedule permits. Love to see you again. Dockmaster Henry

About Grand Manor Marina

Located on the beautiful Belhaven coastline, the River Forest Marina has been a haven for cruisers of vessels large and small for more than 75 years.

Completely restored to its prime, the Marina is more than just a place to dock along your charted course—it’s a destination you’ll want to visit again and again.

The Marina offers a protected harbor just inside the break-wall on Pantego Creek, convenient waterway access to the Pungo River and greater Pamlico Sound.

Spring Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 11/30/2023 at 1:55PM

  • Super Gas: $5.19

  • Diesel: $4.24


  • Wireless Internet
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Dog Park
  • Winter Storage
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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