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.


Mastering the Rules of the Road Seminar

March 2, 2019

This is one of the most important seminars a recreational boater could attend. It provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules (COLREGS). It simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater regardless of vessel and when meeting another vessel on the water.

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: 1st Presbyterian Church, 211 W. 2nd Street, Washington, NC
Cost: $15 for member/$20 non-members (no additional cost for couples sharing materials)
To Register: Contact our PSPS Educational Officer, Linda Erickson, by email pspsed@gmail.com or call her at 252-964-3009

Deadline for registration is February 25th.

Website: http://www.pamlicosailandpowersquadron.org

Heartworks Luncheon & Book Signing

Join the Volunteers of Heartworks on Saturday, March 17th at 12pm in the Harbor Village for a luncheon, motivational speakers and a book signing to support Heartworks of Pamlico County. This event is open to all.

At 12pm, a $25 luncheon, sponsored by River Dunes, all proceeds benefiting Heartworks, will be held in the Harbor Club, overlooking the marina. Speakers include: Sue Lee, Founder of Heartworks, Chris Heckert, a Sr Pastor in the United Methodist Church and Bruce Hartman, author and former top executive of Footlocker and Yankee Candle.

Directly following the luncheon, a Book Signing by Bruce L. Hartman with his newest book, Jesus & Co, will take place in The Red Rickshaw’s new location in the Harbor Village, with 50% of all book proceeds to benefit Heartworks.

Harborfest & Oriental Cup Regatta Kick Off Today

The sky is blue, the day is balmy, the tents for the Saturday evening Gala are up, sailboats are coming into the marina, and preparations are almost complete for the kick-off of Harborfest for Heartworks and The Oriental Cup Regatta tonight at River Dunes.  Today’s events include Regatta Registration from 5:00-7:00 at the Pavilion on Grace Harbor, followed by a Barbecue Dinner provided by Roland’s of Beaufort starting at 5:30.  Dancing to the sounds of Saltwater Gold until 10:00 will round out the evening.  Tickets will be available at the door for $25 per person.  Come on out and support the great work that Heartworks does for the families of Pamlico County!


Provision Co. Filling the Shelves

The shelves are beginning to fill up with all sorts of goodies at Grace Harbor Provision Company!  Located just across the street from the Harbor Club, the Provision Company will offer residents, guests and boaters all kinds of merchandise and supplies.  Kari Hammond, who has been in charge of the provisioning, states that there are many wonderful products in stock and on the way, and that the team has made locally and North Carolina sourced items a number one priority.  From North Carolina apple butter to gourmet frozen dinners from Ladyfingers, Maui Jim sunglasses, and River Dunes apparel, the Provision Company merchandise has been carefully chosen for quality, taste and appeal.  As the merchandise arrives, it is stocked on custom built shelves and displays.  A full opening is planned for Memorial Day Weekend.



Oriental Chowder Cook-off Victory

River Dunes Harbor Club Chef Robert’s Pancetta and Crab Chowder took home a second place People’s Choice Award at the annual Chowder Cook-off benefiting the Oriental Women’s Club.

This year’s theme was a Tribute to 100 Years of Work by the Oriental Women’s Club, and the River Dunes table decorations and accessories reflected the many wonderful things accomplished by this group. Dining Service Manager Kee produced a display that won the Panache Award for the second year in a row! Congratulations to the River Dunes team for a great success.

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Volunteer Firemen at Work in River Dunes

Yesterday, members of the Southeast Pamlico Volunteer Fire Department, many of whom are residents of River Dunes, ran a test drill to check out the water pressure in two of the hydrants located in the Boat House Row neighborhood. SPVFD Sub-station 19-A is just across Orchard Creek Road from the front entrance of River Dunes. The drill went very well, and, as these photos show, the water pressure was great!

Many, many thanks for all the hard work and practice that these volunteers do to protect all the homes and properties in this part of our county.



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2016 Best Boating Community Award

Excerpted from the recent press release by RealEstateScorecard.com announcing River Dunes selection as “Best Boating Community” for the fourth consecutive year.

In our quest to find the finest boating community, we keep coming back to River Dunes year after year. Situated close by Oriental, one of the best coastal towns in North Carolina, the charming coastal neighborhoods within River Dunes are perfectly positioned on the protected Inner Banks. The Pamlico Sound is the second largest estuary along the east coast and stretches 30 nautical miles to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks.


The community’s centerpiece, Grace Harbor Marina, provides a safe harbor for sailboats, powerboats and yachts up to 150 feet in length. Staying true to the harbor’s name, River Dunes has been gracefully welcoming transient boaters traveling up and down the Intracoastal Waterway for over a decade. A visit to the marina has on occasion been the method by which current River Dunes property owners initially found the award winning master planned community on the Pamlico Sound.

We believe River Dunes is an ideal place to live for any type of boating. In addition to the high quality marina, the waterfront community has superb amenities overlooking the harbor that include a stately Harbor Club and restaurant, a resort-style swimming facility with two Jacuzzis and two fireplaces, guest cottages and a small, adorable chapel. Recently opened across the street from the Harbor Club is Grace Harbor Provision Company that will offer guests, residents and boaters supplies and hospitality. New amenities are under construction this year in the Harbor Village, including a retail complex that will feature a cafe and retail space on the first floor, a wellness/spa facility on the second floor and four guest suites on the third floor. Two Har-Tru tennis courts and a performing arts amphitheater are just down the street. The convenience of living in close proximity to the amenities is a part of life with new model homes in the Harbor Village begin in the high $400k’s.

You can find River Dunes off the Intracoastal Waterway at Mile Marker 173. Beyond the architecture, we are deeply impressed with the comraderie among the property owners and their outreach efforts in the local community. For a boating community of its size, it’s hard to find anywhere else like it. Their compassionate outreach efforts of the community are like a mirror reflecting the community’s generosity. We’re not sure the word ‘no’ is even in their vocabulary. The community is always willing to help. Over the years, they have actively been involved as a host or sponsor in fund raising efforts for the Leukemia Cup Regatta, Bike MS, Pamlico Girls on the Run, Oriental Dragon Boat Races, and more.

One property owner described River Dunes as “the management team has worked tirelessly to successfully secure and enhance the development’s financial backing. There is a strong sense of community and we feel welcomed to it. These are genuinely good people…and we are proud to call them neighbors.”

Morning Coffee at the Provision Company

Sunday morning coffee, newspapers, and bagels were the order of the day at Grace Harbor Provision Company. Now that interior and exterior construction is complete, the gathering places are beginning to be filled with merchandise, supplies and property owners. By the start of the spring boating season, the Provision Company will be offering daily hospitality and supplies.

Harbor Village continues to grow!

Warmer weather has allowed construction to accelerate on the newest addition to the Harbor Village at River Dunes. The new building, located just across the street from the Harbor Club and adjacent to Grace Harbor Provision Company will house a cafe and retail space on the first floor, and a wellness/spa facility on the second floor. The third floor will offer some additional guest lodging spaces. This building will be a wonderful expansion of the world-class amenities and services available at River Dunes for residents and guests.

River Dunes named Business of the Year

At its Annual Banquet, the Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce named River Dunes “Business of the Year” for 2015. Based on community outreach and contributions to the economic growth of the area, Pamlico County Economic Development Director Beth Bucksot presented the award to River Dunes President Ed Mitchell. Pictured above: Debra Harrison, Chamber President; Ed Mitchell; Beth Bucksot; and members of the River Dunes staff.


Supporting Pamlico Girls on the Run

Recently, a group of River Dunes residents turned out the help with a 5K Fun Run benefiting the Girls on the Run program. Girls on the Run of Pamlico County is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls in grades 3 through 5 learn to make healthy choices now and during the challenging years of adolescence. Their after-school programs offer positive, nurturing experiences that encourage hopes and dreams and big ideas. The program follow a research-based curriculum that combines training for a 5K Fun Run with health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training.

River Dunes is proud to be a sponsor of this worthwhile program benefiting the girls of Pamlico County, and we are proud of the people from our community who volunteer their time and energy to help this great program succeed!