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, convenient waterway access to the Pungo River and greater Pamlico Sound.
Lat Fall and Winter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed. Thanksgiving Eve and Day.
Great facilities clean private shower and bathroom free laundry and free golf carts love this place
Great dock hands & love the golf cart
Great place. Great people. Dockmaster Henry is the best. Always helpful always available.
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.
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!
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!
Outstanding Marina. Helpful, competent dock master. At-slip ValvTec fuel & pump out. BoatUS discount. Free laundry & use of golf carts.
Very friendly and personable people. Complimentary golf cart to explore town. Awesome wifi !!! Clean restrooms and showers ! Excellent laundry facilities ! We will be back !
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!
Great marina, great dock master Henry fun timein Belhaven.
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.
Nice facilities, close to services, golf cart provided, well protected docks, good water depth
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.
Henry is always efficient and friendly and makes our stay enjoyable.
Lovely place with helpful people who really love boaters.
Henry was great. Wonderful facility and we love Belhaven.
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!
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!!
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
Free golf carts. Free laundry. Easy in and out. High speed pumps. Friendly management. What’s not to like?
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!
Henry was terrific. We were delayed because of the alligator River bridge and he waited for us after sunset to help with out lines. Was there early to help us off the dock. Fixed docks are excellent.
Wonderful place. Dock Master Henry is the best!
This was a nice quiet marina with clean bathrooms/shower. Henry was very helpful. Free golf carts were very enjoyable!
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 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.