Its name means "beautiful harbor," and that certainly describes Belhaven. This small town lies along the banks of Pantego Creek and the Pungo River.
A typical "Main Street, U. S. A." small town, Belhaven has hosted an annual 4th of July parade and celebration for over fifty years. On the second floor of the historic city hall building, the Belhaven Memorial Museum offers visitors a view of the eclectic collections of Mrs. Eva Blount Way. Gathered in the early 1900s as a means of raising money for the American Red Cross, they include an eight-legged pig, a wedding party of dressed fleas and over 30,000 buttons or varying colors and shapes. A must see exhibit!