Details for Belhaven Wynne's Gut Town Dock

Belhaven Wynne's Gut Town Dock

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 36 reviews

Address E Water Street
Belhaven, NC 27810

Phone252-944-0066, Belhaven Waterway Marina is the managing facility.

After hours contact

252-944-0066 Belhaven Waterway Marina

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel

16, Belhaven Harbourmaster, working channel 09


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payments are made to the Town of Belhaven, 315 E Main St, Belhaven, NC at the municipal building, cash or check. A night deposit box is located at the main entrance for after hours checkin.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


The docks are located 100 yards past the G9 day marker heading west off your starboard side inbound. R2 and G1 mark the channel entrance to the north.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 9
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Vessels with drafts of 5 feet or more should contact the Harbourmaster for slip assignment.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: Dockage is along side with tall pilings and the controlling depth is 6 feet.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 40
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 5
Total: 5
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2015-10-11)

Other price info: Maximum stay of three nights. Registration is required upon arrival and the check out time is 11:00 am.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Two slips twin 30 amp, three slips single 30 amp

Pricing info: Electrical is $5.00 for a single 30 amp hook up.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - Floating dinghy dock.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $5 charge by token for 7-8 minutes.


Yes - At the hardware store across the street.






Yes - Located at the public boat ramp one block past the hospital.




Yes - Food Lion is located 1 3/4 miles on the 264 bypass. Downtown hardware has some items and Market 32 one block on main street has eggs, milk, bread and vegetables. Local folks come by every afternoon to carry boaters to the Food Lion.




Yes - Spoon River, The Tavern at Jacks Neck, Farm Boys, Ginger Bread Bakery, Georgies Sport and Oyster Bar, Fish Hooks, all within two blocks.


Yes - All within two blocks.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Code is provided at checkin.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - There is a new free dinghy dock for those who anchor out.


Other services


Reviews for Belhaven Wynne's Gut Town Dock
Nice $1.00/foot stop, 2017-05-29
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (160)

NOTE: Entance is marked by small red leading to a row of benches in front of the wall. Room for maybe five boats at most. Easy to tie up and to get in and out (once you find the small red to get in the channel). Walking distance to excellant restaurants, ice cream, hardware store. Has electricity, pump-out. Weak wi-fi.

A great place to spend a couple of days!, 2016-04-25
Captain: , Nashville (40)

Don't think we have ever been welcomed so warmly by an entire town! From Les, who welcomed us and promptly took us to the grocery store to the Chamber of Commerce who not only left us a welcome goodie bag but came back when we returned from the store to say hello...this town loves boaters!

Farm Boys right on the corner has great burgers, fries, milkshakes, etc. Be sure to check out Rack Time which is a little pool hall/bar with music and a fun Saturday night crowd. Cliff and Wanda are super nice and have great prices on beer and wine. We found the Tavern at Jack's Neck to be mediocre food and HIGH priced drinks.

There is also a very cool Ace, nautical decor, gifts, plus hardware stuff.

Thank you Belhaven...a beautiful little town and a GREAT place to stop...we'll be back!

Easy in and out BUT, stay mid channel, 2016-04-18
Captain: , South Freeport (750)

Very nice, public access docks. Two hours free. Hardware store just around corner. You must respect very narrow channel and entrance to public docks.

Nice stop, but no facilties, 2015-11-15
Captain: , Moyock, NC (1084)

We were going to the free Coperative dock closer to the bridge but decided with the cold 38 degree F. tonight temperature to come into and stay at the Town Dock with power and water. The Dock Master was prompt to respond to our radio call and there to help us tie-up, although he has a variety of duties within this small town. There are no toilets or showers, and in late fall in the late afternoon within a few blocks we did not find any restruarants open. But there was a really nice apparel and gift shop, and a hardware open for business.

Great dock and super people, 2015-10-08
Captain: , Charleston, SC (87)

Hid out from the leftover nor'easter from Joquain for 4 says. Peter the dockmaster waived the normal 3 day limit. everyone in the town was helpful. Hardware store and some good restaurants are just across the street. Pumpout is $5 with everything right on the dock. WIFI, water, and power available. Rate is $1 a foot per day plus $5 a day for each 30 amp service. Look for channel marker #9 and turn to starboard. easy to get into with room for agt least 4 good size boats. has a floating dock for dinghys if you want to anchor out.

6/10/2015 and 9/30 - 10/5 stops Great people, 2015-10-05
Captain: , Wilmington NC (400)

9/30 - 10/5 - Hid here from low and Joaquin. Dockmaster waived the 3 days limit due to storms. Only place I found to hide from the weather. 4 boats in the slew, room for one more if we scrunch up some.
The town dockmaster, Peter, is a great person. Drove down to get me set up and even offered a ride to the store. We walked for the exercise. Pulled in and backed out 30-35yds. Very safe in the basin, can get a little swell from SW to S winds. It is not a free dock. $1 a foot w/add for elec. Still a value. Peter got wifi set up for this area. Good signal at dock.

New docks center of town, 2014-12-03
Captain: , Belhaven North Carolina (89)

Pump out, elet and water at dock. good place to get of the weather and close to restrauants, shops etc.

Nice Dinghy Dock, 2014-11-10
Captain: , Cobb Island, Potomac River, USA (363)

We did not moor here and anchored in the creek instead, but the dinghy dock is in good shape and very convenient. The dockage looks okay, but, as others have commented, negoiating in and out could be a challenge.

Town of Belhaven Pump-out, 2014-10-29
Captain: , Groton, CT (111)

The channel into the town pump-out was a challenge to navigate, ( a dead end into land, town dingy dock, with no turning basin at the end ). There is not much water depth outside the main channel, or outside the town pump-out channel. So, if you are greater than 30', you are backing, either in or out, and doing a 90 degree turn at the junction of the 30' and 50' wide channels. The pump-out worked great, but the tokens to operate the pump-out are sold across the street at the hardware store.

The friendliest litty city you'll ever visit, 2014-02-15
Captain: , Virginia Beach (52)

When I first stayed here in a Nov 2013 a woman with her grandaughter stopped at the marina and offered to take me to the grocery store. When I came in last evening a stranger pulled into the marina area and helped my tie up. (I'm a singled hander). Plenty of choices for dining out within easy walking distance. Had the best Pizza I've had in a long time. The only problem with this place is no bathrooms or laundry. Marina is a fixed pole tie up against the bulkhead. Prepare your starboard side. I found if you take your fenders and tie them around the poles it does a good job of protecting your boat. To get there pass a marina with lifts that raise the boat out of the water. then go past some abandoned piles and immediately turn right. Boats over 42 feet may find it hard to turn around inside.

Almost Haven, 2013-11-24
Captain: , Philadelphia (331)

Stayed for 3 days starting 11/15/13, the price is $1/ft/day, 3 day maximim. Electric is $5/day/30amp there is a pump out. Room for 3 or 4 boats. Less than 5 ft all the way forward, but rest of wall is 6+ft. Call Les, the dock master, on 16 and he will guide you in (he also runs the marina next door ($1.60/ft w/Laundry & Showers) Townspeople go out of there way to make your stay enjoyable, will pick you up if your walking, offer to take you to the supermarket (1.5 miles). Propane fill up (20#/$15) is available at R&S 66 on Main street. Resturants: Georgies for Osysters & Steaks; The Tavern at Jacks Neck for Pizza (just opened & full menu was not available, but has wifi) both are excellent. Phone service sucks unless u have US Cellular. There is a new FREE DOCK just past R12 for those who do not need water & electric.

Think rates are to high for town wall, 2013-11-06
Captain: , Brewerton NY (257)

Pulled into the ( Empty ) dock at 7 AM to pump out. Hardware store ( open at 7 AM ) had no tokens ( sold out ). Clerk says Town Hall opens at 9 AM ( They open at 8 AM ). Pumped out and moved boat forward, to eat breakfast. At 9 AM ( sign says 2 hour limit ) guy in cart drives up, as we were casting off. Felt like guy was looking for money, minutes after 2 hours were up.

Belhaven Town Dock - In Town, 2013-10-29
Captain: , Manalapan, N (107)

There are two %u201CTown Docks%u201D in Belhaven. This dock, located on your starboard side just after marker channel marker 9, is not free but well worth the $1.00 per foot plus $5 per day for 30 amp service. The %u201Cfree dock%u201D has no services and is much farther from town. This dock has water and a pump-out but no toilets or showers. The dock is new. We ate at the Spoon River Artworks and Market (which is not an artworks or a market) and had a truly excellent meal. When we pulled in at the dock we were visited by Diana Lamberth, the ambassador for the town dock. She was extremely helpful and offered to drive us to the grocery store which is not within walking distance. I would definitely stop here again.

Not the Free Dock anymore., 2013-09-27
Captain: , Wagram, NC (144)

This is a nice dock. Was approached as I was tying up and provided with an application to dock. Payment must be made at the municipal building 2 blocks away. Make sure you don't go to the port side of the basin as it is less than 4 feet.
New Price is $1 per foot per day, 3 day maximim. Electric is $5 a day and pump out is via token purchased from the hardware store for another $5. Pumpout signage and machine is at the land end of the of the dock, while the actual pumpout hose connection is at the water end. Two hour free stay.
Really dissappointed with the well advertised and welcoming town of Belhaven.
Rated it three because its an average dock at the price.

Vaughan E. Taylor, 2013-09-26
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (451)

Town dock opposite the hospital for $1/ft and $5 for electricity. Big hardware store one block inland, beside a new truly gourmet restaurant called Spoon River. Great NC BBQ sandwiches at Farm Boys across from town dock! This town is a must stop on the ICW. Belhaven has a brand new upscale tavern and a good breakfast restaurant, all within easy walking distance. They just celebrated the 85th anniversary of the opening of the ICW here with a great festival and boat parade that will now become a yearly event. Spoon River restaurant has a great wine and beer store, and will soon have an antique store. This town is full of really nice people who really want boaters to visit and will do anything, like take you to the grocery store, to make this a stop you will always want to make. There is now enough here to make it a destination!

Welcome now get out, 2013-09-13
Captain: , Bradenton, FL (58)

We pulled in here after a 50 mile run in our 6 knot sailboat from the mouth of the Alligator River after a long day. Shortly after tying up around 4pm and calling the town phone number listed here to check in (she said it is casual, first come first serve, free 1st nite, $1/ft ea. additional) Les from the Belhaven Waterway Marina next door, who we were informed is the acting dockmaster, told us we needed to be out by 9am. We said we would pay to spend 2 nites so we could walk around town the next day after settling in, and he said the policy was that we needed to leave at 9am, anchor out and come back the following evening then pay the $1 /ft. I don't call that welcoming at all - seems to me to be a major inconvenience for a boater who has been traveling for a week straight and was looking forward to spending 2 nights exploring Belhaven. We are leaving at 9am and not coming back, and will not spend any money here thanks to this very unhospitable policy. Belhaven needs to take a lesson from Elizabeth City.

Captain: , Vancouver, Canada (487)

This is an awesome location for a one night stay. The town are monitoring and do charge $1/ft for each subsequent night and ask you to depart by 0900 on your day of departure if possible. Approach depths seemed in excess of 5 feet. Keep the new poles on your PORT and the old docks ruins on your STARBOARD as you come in the narrow entrance. The dock has 30A and water and there is space for three 40 foot boats. Pump out works well. Propane fill up is only $15 (as of Sep 13) about a half mile walk. Thanks to the people of Belhaven for this great facility. We were in a 43 trawler and there is ample room to turn around in the basin before exiting.

Good price, 2013-08-20
Captain: , Vero Beach, FL (184)

The (fixed) docks are very nice...with power and pump out. We walked around the little town, but it's not much. Sat outside the public library and used their wifi to get emails, etc. A couple of good restaurants that other reviewers have mentioned. We ate on the boat. We are 52' so we backed down the fairway to the dock.

Free is good, 2013-08-01
Captain: , Jacksonville Fl (1550)

Nice dock, well built, has ample 30 amp plugs. Multiple water spigots and a pump out. Need to buy a token at hardware store for pump out machine, 5 bucks. No public restrooms but we walked over to the hospital facilities. Fish Hooks restuarant just a block away with good food. Try the scalloped pinneaple, delicious.

great stop FREE, 2013-06-22
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (4188)

Pulled in to stay overnight but had to leave because a sail club had reserved the entire dock. On weekends be sure to call the dockmaster ahead of time. So we anchored out. But we did notice the new pilings, electric and water hookups. There are NOT SIGNS to tell you this is the free city dock. It is a fixed dock with tall pilings inside a little cove. You pass between a line of pilings on the left and an old broken down dock on the right.
Great town, friendly people, restaurants nearby (dont open until 5:30pm), laundry is 3 blocks up the street, Ace Hardware store.

Free power and water? Unheard of, 2013-06-19
Captain: , Great Falls, VA (1092)

I havnt stopped in Belhaven in years, since the town does not offer much more then a good hardware store. But I heard about the new town dock and decided to give it a try.

Free docks in NC seem to be a trend, a good one of course. But Belhaven has gone above and beyond by offering free power and water as well! I was here on a sunday, so I cant say if the town offers more then it did before since everything was closed, but free docks always get 5 stars and this deserves 6 due to free power.

Note that I wouldnt take anything bigger then 45' in here, it is pretty tight to turn around in, unless you can back up out the narrow channel in a strait line.

Posted Limits at Free Town Dock, a Great Stop, 2013-05-29
Captain: , Vero Beach, FL (907)

Notices posted at the dock say overnight tie-up is for transients, presumably to limit locals filling it up, and further states daytime tie-up is limited to 2 hours. I doubt if anyone is checking your time here. We heard that Belhaven has lost some local industry and is trying to court the ICW traffic. A very nice small town with many needs in walking distance. The Food Lion grocery, auto parts store, liquor store are about 2 miles away. It can be safely walked or biked, as there are sidewalks the whole way.

now on our list of must stop places., 2013-05-28
Captain: , marathon, fl (701)

was here about 8 years ago. WOW, what a change. one of the most cruise friendly places on the icw. food and people were just plain wonderful.

Everything but wifi!, 2013-05-08
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1400)

Free power, water, $5 self serve pumpout and as secure a dock as you're ever going to find. Eat at Spoon River Artworks and Market, 263 Palmico St., 1/2 block from your boat. Laundry four blocks away. Go to city hall or hail the police for a pumpout token. They plan to put in moorings soon.

Belhaven Town Dock, 2013-05-04
Captain: , Tiverton, RI (60)

Arrived on 4 May 2013 to be greeted by Diana who introduced herself as the unofficial greeter to Belhaven. A boater herself she offer to drive the Admiral to the grocery and offerered othre assistance.
She also told us that moorings have been ordered and will most likely be available by year end.
After two very ugly days on both the Nuse & Pamlico this was a welcome spot regardless of price, it is free. Siturated right in town with a number of resturants and other services.
If Diana is any indicatioin this could be the Elizabeth City for those of us that cannot negociate the Dismal Swamp.
Wlll worth the stop.
Jim & Marge
onboard Summer Skis.

Belhaven Town Dock, 2013-05-04
Captain: , Boca Raton, FL (355)

Perfect stop on the ICW; behind a breakwater, the new dock is complimentary for the first night with water, power and a floating dingy dock. The Spoon River Restaurant and Gingerbread Bakery are both 5 star, the new Tavern on Jack's Neck should be opening soon and the ACE hardware store is very well stocked and all are just a block from the basin. Diana Lambeth (252.964.3555) is the "unofficial" Belhaven boating ambassador and is extremely helpful. Don%u2019t miss it.

Win & Judy on Passage

Everything is working now, 2013-04-25
Captain: , Athens, AL (641)

Great stop, especially for free - dock, electric, water, and dinghy dock. Pumpout is available for $5 (by token from city office one block away). Basin was dredged last week, we showed no less than 7 feet while docking. Note: on 4/25/13 there was a 2x10 stuck in the mud and barely exposed at low water about 4 feet from the 11th pole on your right as you enter the basin. It certainly has the potential to damage your hull or running gear. We alerted the city manager and he came out to look at it, said he would have the dredge crew out to remove it ASAP. Please update this review when that is removed. We had 4 boats docked there and it would be courteous to others if you do not use the pumpout dock location (only one) as your overnight spot unless there is no other space, so others can get to the pumpout equipment. Fish Hooks Restaurant and Gingerbread Bakery (breakfast and lunch only) have good food and only one block away. Not much to do in the town as far as sightseeing except a city museum that was kind of weird. Five stars because of the price and to recognize the city's effort to welcome boaters.

Free Dock in Downtown, 2013-04-24
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (102)

Got here early and got a spot. Room for four 40ft boats along dock. Power water and pump out available. Very nice dock for the money. We spent ours at the Fish Hook Cafe one block away. Great dinner for little money. Achorage looks nice also but wind from the south put us on dock

Still working on docks, 2013-04-11
Captain: , Reedville, VA (689)

They were dredging along side docks when we were next door.

Great Free Dock in Belhaven, 2013-03-05
Captain: , Amityville, NY (292)

Electric (30 Amp) is now available. Walking distance to restaurants and hardware store. Pump out is now available.

Almost done, 2012-11-27
Captain: , Reedville, VA (59)

We were told there is 7' of water in the deepest end. There is a floating dinghy and kayak dock clear of the boat tie up area. There will be a coin operated pump put station operating soon. Water is there 11/27/12. Electric is being installed this week.

Belhaven Town Docks Open, 2012-11-09
Captain: , Norfolk (100)

The town docks are available for short term tie up (2 hours) from 9am to 5pm and Overnight from 5pm to 9am at no charge. Vessels have to depart at 9am but may return for a second night. Construction is still in progress and power water and pumpout should be completed by the end of November. All services are avaiable to transienting boaters at no charge. Regristration required.

Brand New City Dock, 2012-11-03
Captain: , La Pointe WI (201)

We saw this dock while at the Belhaven Waterway Marina which is just to the east of it. It is all new with wood benches and a nice boardwalk the whole length. Water & electric were just being installed as of Nov. 2, 2012. Anyone can tie up there. No fees as of yet, if at all. To enter one must follow the posts on each side leading into it. 50' wide with no turning basin. Would need to back out. Close to downtown.

Electricity!, 2012-10-15
Captain: , Belhaven, NC (363)

The 30 amp twist lock outlets are being installed at the town dock! Water and pumpout to follow.

Great stop, 2012-04-28
Captain: , Cairns, Queensland, Australia (121)

Narrow entrance shallow, we had 4 ft yesterday. We have 38ft Bayliner and was able to turn around in the basin. Rafted up with companion boat. Had 4 ft under the keel. Room for only three boats around our length. No power or water. No assistance unless someone is around at the time. Tie to poles only. Right in the centre of town, short walk up to Georgies Sports and Oyster bar, past the hardware store and Farmers Boy take out. Great meal, of steamed oysters they shuck for you at the bar, Combo Shrimp, scallops and crab cake was 20 bucks.All in all, a lovely quiet stop after being hammered on the Neus River.

Nice dock for shoal draft, 2012-01-18
Captain: , Etna Wyoming (20)

After reading there was plenty of water for a 6' draft, we tried to enter and ran aground at the entrance (5' 4" draft). Came back in the dinghy and sounded the whole place out, found many spots less than five feet. This area is subject to wind tides and it showed about a foot lower than normal on the bulkheads at that time. Sounding shows even less & less water futher down the dock from the entrance so be careful. there is very little room to turn around so if your more than 30 feet or so you will be backing one way. Very nice dock and well located in the town!

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