We spent 3 days in Morehead City just over the bridge from Beaufort NC. When we were in Sneads Ferry we found they had a consignment store, while Jim was looking around he found a used davit system which was happened to be the same one were planning on purchasing for the dinghy. Great find at a 1/3 the original price, so Jim installed it in Morehead City.
We then moved on to Oriental NC (River Dunes Plantation) WOW what a place. Its another one of those planned communities, the place is amazing, Pool with private cabanas 2 hot tubs, showers you have to experience to believe, the clubhouse is beautiful with a pub, theres a pool table and an incredible library. Also an outdoor fireplace with a seating areas all around the porch, and a firepit away from the building with rocking chairs around it. And a workout room, oh and we can't forget the courtesy car. All this for $1.25/ft a must stop.
Next was Belhaven NC, we stayed at Dowry Creek this time, we had heard so many good things about it being super cruiser friendly. And it was, they have a chicken dinner they put on in the clubhouse not sure how often but we were lucky enough to hit it right. They have a happy hour or 2 every night, BYOB and its nice if you bring an appetizer but not necessary . Great time! They also have a pool, laundry, and courtesy car to get into town.
Then onto Alligator River Marina, good stop over, not much happening here, there is a reaturant in the gas station along with a convience store with beer and wine. the marina is small and very well taken care of but no car and not close to anything. Theres a morning newpaper dropped off at your boat in the morning.