Bath’s location and close proximity to the Pamlico Sound and Pamlico River make it a popular destination for boaters and sailors.
Boating is not new to the region, and Bath has a long history as a harbor town. In the early 1700’s, the town served as the first port of entry in North Carolina. Trade in naval stores, tobacco and furs thrived in the region, and by 1707 the first shipyard was established.
Bath is also notorious for being the home of the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Originally born in Bristol, England, Blackbeard would grow up to become one of the most feared and revered pirates. Bath offered a sheltered location, while the barrier islands along the coast offered additional protection. His legacy can still be seen in the town, while many of the waterways that Blackbeard would have traversed on his way out to sea can still be sailed today.
The Inn on Bath Creek is the perfect choice of accommodation for sailing enthusiasts. The State Dock, Harding’s Landing, is conveniently located directly across the street from the Inn. There is no docking fee to use Harding’s Landing.
If you are interested in renting or chartering a boat, the Bath Harbor Marina is a short walk down the road from the Inn. Powerboats and sailboats are both available for rent. Sailing lessons are also available. Experienced sailors can embark on ancient trade routes and follow the Pamlico River all the way up to its mouth.
Contact us today to learn more about the exciting boating opportunities available in Bath!