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
Henry Boyd has to be one of the most welcoming and helpful Harbormaster’s we’ve encountered. He remembered our previous visit last fall.
Very friendly and helpful. A mice quiete place.
Great stop. Took a golf cart into town for a drink and some wings. Easy in and out. Highly recommended.
...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.
Nice facilities. Nice showers and bathrooms. People are very accommodating. Town is quaint and beautiful. Worth the stop
The staff was excellent. Facilities were great.
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.
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.
Great visit. Golf carts great for getting around Belhaven.
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.
Nice and clean very helpfull
Nice facility. Great fuel prices. Nice staff!
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!
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!
Extremely accommodating. Docks somewhat exposed
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!
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.
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 Restaurant....world class!!! Great hardware store close by. Just love this stop.