Celebrating the Best of North Carolina’s Coast!

More Information to come for these Real Estate Discovery Weekends!


Mind & Body of Waters in North Carolina


Walk & Talk with Architects about River Dunes Homes


Wine & Water Weekend in North Carolina


Kicking Off Summer with this Discovery Weekend on the Water


Wellness on North Carolina Waters


Experience Life on the Water


Local Flavors & Life in North Carolina


Seafood Styles & Living at River Dunes


Lifestyle at River Dunes


Save these Dates for 2021

March 26 – 28, 2021

April 16 – 18, 2021

May 7 – 9, 2021

June 4 – 6, 2021

July 23 – 25, 2021

August 27 – 29, 2021



Ornament Painting with Modern South’s Cory Mcbee

December 14, 2019

Join River Dunes for a fun afternoon creating your own abstract holiday ornaments!

This class is perfect for anyone who is looking for a truly unique and special holiday gift for yourself or someone you love. Create unique memories as well as learn how to create unique, one of a kind works of art for the holiday season.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Location: Lake House

Time: 10-12am

Cost: Member – $30, Non-member – $60

Upcoming Movies at River Dunes

Members & Traveling Guests, we welcome everyone to join us for upcoming Movie Showings at River Dunes this Year! View a list of upcoming flicks below and mark your calendar for your favorites!










Power’s On!

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We’ve got power, internet and phones! 


  • 12-3: Pool Cabana Bar will be grilling lunch for Members. The pool deck and cabanas are open.  (Members & Their Guests)
  • 12-5: Cabana Bar will be open, serving drinks and frozen drinks! (Members & Their Guests)
  • Pool: The pool and hot tubs require a certain period of filtration, testing, and treatment to reach equilibrium before they can reopen after a power loss. We anticipate that being sometime tomorrow, but it, of course, depends on reaching optimal water test levels. (Members & Their Guests)
  • Marina will be operating on regular schedule. Phones are still very busy and we appreciate your patience. You can also email 
  • Marina Wifi: Onspot Wifi is back up and operational. If you experience difficulty connecting, the marina office has Connection Cards to help you get back online. 
  • Tennis Courts: The courts will remain closed until the Courts Closed signs come down. Facilities Crew will be putting the nets and windscreens back out quickly! (Members & Their Guests)


  • Yawl’s will reopen, serving a limited menu for the day. Regular operating hours and menu will resume on Thursday.
  • The Lodging, Real Estate and Business Offices will reopen with regular hours. 
  • The Harbor Club and Dining Room will resume normal operating hours, including Tuesday and Wednesday Dinner service.  (Members & Their Guests)

The homes, boats and docks performed well during the storm. You do not need to call for an update on your boat. The staff onsite has printed call sheets and will reach out to you if they have any concerns. 

You can view photos taken during and after Dorian on our Instagram and Facebook page

A Big Thanks to the Hardworking Team Members and an Outstanding Marina Crew that made this Good News Possible! Kudos to our Marina and Community Members who were out for cleanup, volunteering with fire and rescue and helping out their neighbors, all with no power!

All the Best,
The River Dunes Crew

Post-Dorian Update

The River Dunes Crew is thankful to share good news from Grace Harbor. The docks and marina basin performed as designed. Neighbors are reporting minimal damage to landscaping but homes and structures look fine.

The Marina Manager has walked and reopened the docks, with no damage to report. We didn’t have water in the Village, Club or homes. The marina performed as it was designed. Cleanup is already underway. 

Photos from Today, Friday, Sept 6th, after Dorian passed.

River Dunes does not yet have power, but it’s on in Bayboro, ten minutes up the road. Utility crews have been hard at work getting everything running.  The Club, Yawl’s Cafe, Fuel Dock and Club Amenities are prepared to reopen when power is restored.

This storm’s track and speed largely spared the surrounding area from the effects seen during Florence. Roads are open and clear; the sun is shining; and the surrounding area is in much better shape overall.  We hope that the news is good for you and your families, wherever they may be.  

Our thoughts are with our friends, colleagues and all those affected along the East Coast and Bahamas.

Hurricane Hours

With Hurricane Dorian on the way up the East Coast, River Dunes will be operating on a storm schedule until further notice. We are under a Hurricane Watch at this time.

The Club: 

The Harbor Club Dining Room will be open tonight for Dinner for Members & their guests!

The Harbor Club dining room will be closing after Wednesday Dinner Service and will remain closed on Thursday.

Club Dining and Yawl’s Cafe will reopen when conditions permit. 


The marina docks are closing tomorrow at 1p. 

The Burgee will be lowered to indicate that NO OWNERS, MEMBERS, or TRANSIENT GUESTS are to be on the dock unless accompanied by a Marina Staff Member. After the docks are walked and cleared, the Burgee on the main flag pole will be raised to indicate that docks are reopened for members and occupants only. 

Marina staff will be here through Thursday at noon. 

The Harbor Manager will be staying onsite to monitor the docks throughout the storm. 

All other operations, with the exception of the Marina, will close today after completing storm preparations. Our staff will be heading home to prepare for the storm, following the guidance of local officials. Please expect delays in non-essential communications over the next several days.

Staff will return when conditions permit to assess the community and facilities before reopening. We will not reopen to the public until utilities are up and roads are passable. Please keep the roads, docks, radios and phone lines clear for emergency personnel and communications.

The Lodging Reservations and Community Information desk will be closing today. Please submit lodging requests online and they will be fulfilled when utilities are restored!

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for updates during and after the storm!

We appreciate the well wishes from our friends and neighbors and are hoping that Dorian stays in the Atlantic. Our thoughts are with those affected in the Bahamas and our colleagues and friends all along the East Coast this week.


Looking for a place to relax before you drop the kids off at Camp?
Relax in one of our charming cottages, enjoy eating by the pool with food from Yawl’s Cafe, and exploring by water with one of our on-site kayaks!

With camps such as Camp Sea Gull, Camp Seafarer, Camp Don Lee, & Camp Carolina we welcome camp parents to connect & enjoy a mini vacation before dropping the kids off or after.


Browse All Lodging Here


Introducing OnSpot Marina Wifi

River Dunes is thrilled to announce a new partnership with onSpot wifi, the preferred Marina WiFi Provider along the East Coast of the United States. onSpot’s fast, reliable WiFi backed with round-the-clock monitoring and a helpful, friendly support staff will be installed at River Dunes Marina in the next few weeks.

Boaters and Slip Owners at River Dunes Marina will enjoy access to the onSpot Boater Support Line and the 24-hour Remote System Management that keeps the wifi operational. onSpot is an innovative leader in the marina WiFi industry. Most importantly, onSpot was created by boaters, for boaters and designed for marinas only. Understanding marinas and boaters is at the heart of everything they do and River Dunes looks forward to sharing the new network with our members, owners and boaters in the 2019 Season!

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Turn over a New Leaf Seminar and Guest Massage Therapist

March 15 - 17, 2019

Celebrate Wellness this Spring with Natural Elements Spa & Wellness

Members & Owners, please check your inbox for your Promo Code to register online

Featuring Naturopathica and Visiting Massage Therapist Debbie Tommey

  • Ballet, Barre and Pilates Fusion Class
  • Wellness Seminar: “Turn over a New Leaf”,  featuring Naturopathica Herbal Enzyme Peels
  • Book your Naturopathica Seasonal Body and Skincare Treatments, featuring Guest Massage Therapist, Debbie Tommey of Blackberry Farm. Book Online>>
  • Fitness Passes for the Wellness Cardio Floor, Sauna and Steam Rooms are included with accommodations
  • Delicious Dinner Menu at the Harbor Club both Evenings
  • Live Music on Saturday Night at the Club: Bobby Merritt, of Kinston NC will be playing!



Find your Center at the Spa into Spring Weekend, showcasing wellness at the newest River Dunes amenity, Natural Elements Spa & Wellness. Unwind with an afternoon Tea at the Naturopathica Reception and sample their renowned healing teas during a Holistic Happy Hour, for weekend spa guests and those registered for the Seminar with small bites and a social hour at the Red Rickshaw.

Saturday night, you’ll enjoy an outstanding dinner at the Harbor Club. Bobby Merritt will be picking the guitar, so you can savor all the Coastal Flavor before settling in to your luxurious cottage or suite.

If you have interest in the Real Estate at River Dunes, please consider signing up for more information about the Community Overview and Real Estate Discovery portion of this weekend or call us at (800) 975-9565!


Discovery Weekends

The secret is out – Southern Living has named Boathouse Row, our newest neighborhood, an Inspired Community and the village is bustling with new construction that you have to see. Six of the new bunkies and two of the cottages are already sold, and they are just darling. 2019 kicked off with February Footers and Foundations, and new home plans are on the way.

Enjoy the quiet porches on the creeks, big water on the Pamlico Sound and a Harbor Village that’s welcoming and refined. You’ll sample the newest amenities; Yawl’s Cafe, pilates at the Wellness Center, and a rejuvenating massage at the Spa. Enjoy a guest membership in the Harbor Club; an award-winning Clubhouse designed by Historical Concepts. Take the bikes for a spin or a cruise in the kayaks. Be our Guests and get a feel for the neighborhood.

Discover why River Dunes was named 2018 AMERICA’S HAPPIEST COMMUNITY by Real Estate Scorecard; why Walter Magazine calls us “the perfect retreat”, and the charming details that make River Dunes a Southern Living Inspired Community. Pick a weekend and let us know! Our Real Estate Guests enjoy a Creek Cruise, Saturday Dinner & Music, Wellness Activity and Seminar Passes, and Community Accommodations.

Our State: An Architecturally-Stunning Retreat

Enjoy this outstanding feature from Our State Magazine on the stunning architecture, history and simplicity of River Dunes.

“At the mouth of the Neuse River, a cozy waterfront community unites around boating, architectural beauty — and “docktails…”

Read the full feature Here.