Explore the Area

Bath is a beautiful historic town nestled along the banks of Bath Creek. It is a spectacular location from which to explore the natural beauty of North Carolina’s Inner Banks. The Baywalk serves as a vantage point to other spots within the vicinity, such as the Visitor’s Center, the historic Van Der Veer House, the Palmer-Marsh House, and picnic areas located along the creek.


While in Bath, your choice of activities are plentiful. Kayaking, boating, hiking, cycling, fishing, antiquing or just simply sitting back and relaxing. Learn more about the activities that are available to you during your stay at the Inn on Bath Creek below.

Water Sports

Discover the beauty of Bath and the surrounding area in the best way possible: from the water! Rent a kayak for a day and paddle along Bath Creek towards the Pamlico River. Alternatively, opt for a slower pace in a canoe. There truly is no better way to appreciate the natural scenery and stunning landscapes of Bath.


Step back into the rich maritime history of Bath as you navigate the waterways. Paddle around the sheltered waters of Bath Creek or head for the more open waters of the Pamlico Sound in a kayak, available for rent at the Inn. Try your hand at sailing with a boat rental, and experience Bath from the water.


Nestled alongside Bath Creek with the Pamlico River a stone’s throw away, Bath is ideal for excellent year-round fishing. Speckled Trout, Striped Bass, Gray Trout and Flounder are just a few of the species that frequent these waters. Head out for a day of fishing around Coastal North Carolina’s Inner Banks.

If water-based activities are not quite your cup of tea, do not worry!

There’s still plenty to do on land in and around Bath.

Go Outdoors

Head outdoors during your stay at The Inn on Bath Creek to fully appreciate the natural beauty that defines the region. Hiking, bike riding and trail walking are all within easy access of the Inn. The coastal estuaries provide beautiful backdrops, framed by lush vegetation. Rich in biodiversity, Bath is set in a truly unforgettable natural environment.

Bird Watching

North Carolina is a state well known by bird watchers. Its location along the migration path for a number of bird species has resulted in a large variety of bird watching sites. Not far from Bath Creek is one of the more famous bird watching hot spots, Lake Mattamuskeet, the largest natural lake in North Carolina and winter stop for thousands of migrating Tundra Swans.

Hunting & Shooting

Beaufort County, with expansive stretches of open flat land and marshes, is home to spectacular shooting and hunting. Whether you’re looking to try skeet shooting for the first time, wanting to experience the adrenaline rush of hunting in season, or looking to try some target practice, there are plenty of options available that are all within easy reach of the Inn.