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River Forest Marina

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738 East Main St
Belhaven, NC 27810
35° 31' 56.48'', -76° 36' 51.06''
VHF Ch. 16
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
River Forest Marina
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79℉SE at 4 knots
Last Updated: Jul 04, 2020

Brand: ValvTect Marine Diesel
Gas Regular$2.99
Brand: ValvTect Marine Gasoline; Octane: 87;
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Status: Open

Fully functional at this time.

Last Updated: 2020-04-24 17:44:06 UTC



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

Berth Capacity

Linear Docks:375 Feet


Minimum Approach Depth:9.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:9.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2019

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Closest Airport:45 miles
Dog Park:Nearby
Fitness Center:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:140.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:65.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:22.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30/50/100
Oil Disposal:Nearby
Repair Crane:Nearby
Engine Service:Nearby
Propeller Service:Nearby
Winter Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Nearby
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dspatioJun 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.
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lcurr33908Jun 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!
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delolsenMay 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!
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hmfetschMay 01, 2020

Very friendly and helpful. A mice quiete place.

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mrbarnumDec 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
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shelleywparsonsNov 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
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tburtonOct 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
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shanagoldenOct 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
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johntanderson40Oct 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
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jeffangJul 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
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manteomikeJul 17, 2019

Great visit. Golf carts great for getting around Belhaven.

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jackwm12Jun 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.

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jgood1223Nov 14, 2018

Nice facility. Great fuel prices. Nice staff!

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reviewoutlawOct 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!

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armincateOct 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.
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verityOct 19, 2018

Extremely accommodating. Docks somewhat exposed

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watty770Aug 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!

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rapidanneMay 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.

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captainbulldogApr 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
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