Resident Score
3.6 / 5

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Located just 15 minutes north of historic downtown New Bern and off the Intracoastal Waterway, Fairfield Harbour spreads across 2,000 acres. One of the area's most established coastal retirement communities centered around boating offers mostly single family homes but does have a small percentage of condominiums and some are owned as time shares.

Established back in the late 1970's, deepwater homes and golf course homes are the most popular home styles at Fairfield Harbour New Bern NC. Three deepwater marinas cater to 300 boats up to 60 feet in length. In 2012, CAI-NC named Fairfield Harbour Community of the Year, a testament of great New Bern NC golf courses.


  • 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
  • 18 Hole Harbour Pointe Golf Course designed by Rees Jones
  • 3,200 Square Foot Golf Clubhouse
  • 3 Deepwater Marinas totaling over 300 boat slips
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Two Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Broad Creek Recreation Center
  • Fitness Center

Designed with a resort theme in mind, amenities include a full service marina, golf course, two swimming pools, tennis courts, and a miniature golf. Membership is required to access some of the amenities although the Harbour Pointe Golf Course is open to the public. The course weaves through coastal marsh presenting beautiful views and challenging water hazards. There are dozens of social clubs including Swimnastics, line dancing, garden clubs, and more, important attributes in coastal retirement communities. 

The north side of the neighborhood is called Harbour Pointe and is a traditional style golf neighborhood. The south side known as Shoreline is centered around the water and deepwater marinas. Many of the cul-de-sacs protrude out into the waterway in the form of penisulars. Access to the Intracoastal Waterway and big water is quick and convenient.

The Outer Banks and Ocracoke Island can be reached by boat in about two hours. Fairfield Harbour's inland location on the Neuse River provides a safe harbor for boaters. Whether it's kayaking, fishing or jet skiing, just about any watersport is available at the marinas. Its close proximity to downtown New Bern makes dining, shopping, the airport and more New Bern NC golf courses easy.

Fairfield Harbour New Bern NC homes for sale range from the mid $100k's to over $500k for deepwater homes. Waterfront lots may be found around $100k or wooded lots under $25k. The Epiphany School, Craven Early College High School, Grover C Fields Middle School and Bridgeton Elementary School are the closest best schools to the neighborhood.


Gated Community
Deep Water/Ocean Access
Community Pool
Fitness Center
Social Event Calendar / Activities Director

Fairfield Harbour Reviews

3.6 / 5 (37 reviews)
"Great community. Friendly and so much to do. Love living on the water. Dues are reasonable."
-- Kate, Resident
Resident Score
4.1 / 5
"Not only is it a beautiful and peaceful place to live, the people are very friendly and helpful."
-- Louise, Resident
Resident Score
4.3 / 5
"Nov 2016 - One of the most beautiful areas and a well-kept secret. Safe, guarded community, well designed and friendly. The neighborhood used to be older with folks mostly in their 70-80s; Younger owners are moving in. Lots to do - boating to downtown New Bern is my favorite, fishing, biking, kayaking. There's a community center, gym and an amazing restaurant. New owners who are great cooks and staff provides great service. The community is about 10-15 minutes from downtown. I feel safe, have friendly neighbors and we get together often especially in summer and the holidays. Lovely place to live, but shhhh….we don't want anyone else to find out or it'll get too crowded. "
-- Brenda, Resident
Resident Score
4.6 / 5
"Fairfield Harbour is the least happy neighborhood of 6 that I have lived in, where many ill willed cliques exist, and where neighbors look the other way rather than acknowledge you. Not all but many. "
-- Anonymous, Resident
Resident Score
1.9 / 5
"Gated Community, 24hr Security, three marinas, golf, pools, even minigolf. HOA dues less than $700. Tons of clubs and activities/."
-- Anonymous, Resident
Resident Score
4 / 5