Day Beacon at Belhaven, NC
Fred Brack   Fred Brack  
Raleigh, NC
Picture of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse

In late 2007, we fulfilled a dream by purchasing a waterfront condo, a weekend getaway.  Our condo is located at Day Beacon 9 Condominiums in Belhaven, NC, right on the Intracoastal waterway (ICW).  We also got back into boating after a nearly 30-year hiatus with a 27' Chaparral!

Our condo as seen from the dock by our boat
Back into boating after a 30 year absence - but kept the same boat name

Day Beacon from the water
And here's the namesake "Day Beacon #9" marker

Day Beacon consists of four buildings, each with 9 units, spread over three floors.  Belhaven is a sleepy farming down in Eastern NC, but it has a lot of waterfront.  The town has been "reviving" itself in recent years as the economy has improved and has some really wonderful restaurants, for example.

Each 2-bedroom unit is well constructed, complete with sprinkler system in each unit and elevators.  A boat slip was included with each initial condo purchase, and there is a pool and pavilion (where we have Happy Hours and periodic cookouts).  Prices are far more reasonable than, say, New Bern or other more established waterfronts.  The town has a major grocery store, gas stations, drug stores, 4+ restaurants, liquor store, hardware store, etc., so even though it has a small town flavor, it has basic amenities.  Belhaven is a straight shot from Raleigh all the way on the same good road, Rt 264.

Below:  The Views From Our Deck

View toward Pamlico Sound

View up Pantego Creek

Map:  Greenville to Ocracoke