Founded in 1705, Bath is North Carolina’s first town. The original town limits are the boundaries of a National Register historic district.
The pirate Blackbeard figured prominently during the town’s earliest days. The famous rogue lived on Plum Point, which came to also be known as “Teach’s Point,” after Blackbeard’s presumed name, Edward Teach. Bath is also well-known as the inspiration for the Broadway show and motion picture “Show Boat.”
Where to Eat
- Blackbeard’s Slices & Ices, 101 N. Main Street, 252.923.9444
- Old Town Country Kitchen, 436 Carteret Street, 252.923.1840
- Quarterdeck Marina & Grill, 503 Carteret Street, 252.923.2361
Where to Play
- Bayview Golf Club, 49 King Blount Drive, 252.923.8191
- Historic Bath State Historic Site, 252.923.3971
Where to Stay
Additional Bath Resources
- Bath General Store & Market, 502 Carteret Street, 252.923.4361
- Captain Joe Sizemore, 101 N. Main Street, 252.944.9812
- Low Tide Realty, 112 S. Main Street, 252.923.9310
Planning to make Bath your home? See what other Bath area businesses are available to serve your needs, from landscaping to home building, visit the Washington Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.