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River Forest Marina


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738 East Main St
Belhaven, NC 27810
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Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16
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19 Reviews

by dspatio on Jun 29, 2020
Nice and clean very helpfull second time here great dock hand and master. Always looking to help
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 lcurr33908 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 delolsen 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 hmfetsch on May 01, 2020
Very friendly and helpful. A mice quiete place.

by mrbarnum 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 shelleywparsons 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 tburton 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 shanagolden 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 johntanderson40 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 jeffang 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 manteomike on Jul 17, 2019
Great visit. Golf carts great for getting around Belhaven.

by jackwm12 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 jgood1223 on Nov 14, 2018
Nice facility. Great fuel prices. Nice staff!

by reviewoutlaw 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 armincate 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 verity on Oct 19, 2018
Extremely accommodating. Docks somewhat exposed

by watty770 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 rapidanne 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 captainbulldog 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
Status: Open

Fully functional at this time.

Last Updated:5 months ago

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About River Forest 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 70 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 breakwall on Pantego Creek, a convenient waterway access to the Pungo River and greater Pamlico Sound.

Spring Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical


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



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