Visitors are welcome at Blackbeard but if you are not a reciprocal club member using our dock, you need to be accompanied by a member at all times. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and wear a life preserver when on the docks.
Here are some local resources:
Groceries and Liquor:
There is a small conveninence store at Northwest Creek Marina. The Fairfield Fuel Mart, approximately 4 miles up Broad Creek sells beer, wine, soft drinks, ice cream. and some packaged foods. Need more? From BSC, take a right on Broad Creek Road and travel approximately 7 miles. Turn LEFT onto NC-55 W. You'll see a full service Food Lion supermarket on the left. An ABC Store (liquor store) is in the Harris Teeter Plaza in New Bern. Continue past the Food Lion Plaza and Merge onto US-17 S onto the high-rise bridge. Take the US-17 ramp toward Jacksonville, NC. Turn LEFT onto US-17 S (MLK Jr. Blvd). Turn RIGHT onto S Glenburnie Blvd and make an immediate right into the Harris Teeter Plaza. The ABC Store is on the far left of the plaza.
Marine diesel and gasoline are available at Northwest Creek Marina less than 2nm by water from Blackbeard Sailing Club. Fairfield Fuel Mart 4 miles on the right up Broad Creek road provides fuel and motor oil for automobiles and outboards.
Mitchell's Hardware stocks all manner of modern hardware behind an old-time storefront about 20 minutes from BSC on Craven Street in New Bern. Start out going Northwest on BROAD CREEK RD. Turn LEFT onto NC-55 W. Take the US-70-BR/US-55 W exit toward NEW BERN. Turn RIGHT onto NC-55/US-70 BR/US-17. Continue to follow NC-55/US-70 BR. Turn LEFT onto S FRONT ST. Turn LEFT onto CRAVEN ST. Mitchell's Hardware is on the left.
BSC has a desktop computer in the clubhouse with a broadband connection. If you have a laptop computer aboard, you will find BSC is a wireless hotspot. There is no WEP - just scan for available connections and you'll find us. Free-access public internet terminals are also available at the New Bern-Craven County Library about 25 minutes from BSC on on Johnson Street in New Bern. From BSC, start out going Northwest on BROAD CREEK RD. Turn LEFT onto NC-55 W. Take the US-70-BR/US-55 W exit toward NEW BERN. Turn RIGHT onto NC-55/US-70 BR/US-17. Continue to follow NC-55/US-70 BR. Turn LEFT onto NC-55/US-70 BR/US-17. Turn RIGHT onto MIDDLE ST. Turn LEFT onto JOHNSON ST.
From BSC, take a right on Broad Creek Road and travel approximately 7 miles. Turn LEFT onto NC-55 W. and merge onto Highway 17S. Take the Highway 70 exit toward Morehead City. Almost immediately after the merge, you'll see a Food Lion shopping plaza on the right, just before the turn toward the airport. In that plaza is a Cowell's Cleaners. They have a bank of public washer/dryers and a soap dispenser.
If you're selling/buying a boat or need an impartial witness to the signatures on any document you'll find services available at the Fairfield Harbour Property Owners Assoc. office located at 902 Coral Reef Drive on the right as you approach the Harbour's eastern gate. Its within easy bicycle or walking distance. Ph. 252-633-5500
From BSC, take a right on Broad Creek Road and continue for approximately 7 miles. Turn LEFT onto NC-55 W. Merge onto US-17 N. The Bridgeton Post Office is a brick structure on the left next to Bridgeton Hardware.
West Marine in New Bern and Roy's Marine Supply in Bayboro. There are NAPA, Carquest and Autozone stores in New Bern.
B&B Hurricane at Northwest Creek Marina. Pizza opposite the Fairfield Fuel Mart. Subway and Chinese take out beside Food Lion. Use this link to find restaurants in New Bern.