Makana Cottage Guidebook

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Makana Cottage Guidebook

Sightseeing

Pea Island (not a separate island actually) is a great place to take a walk on a secluded beach, hike a birding trail or explore some empty waves to surf. Be careful of parking on the soft sand if you choose to stop along highway 12.
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
14500 NC-12
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Pea Island (not a separate island actually) is a great place to take a walk on a secluded beach, hike a birding trail or explore some empty waves to surf. Be careful of parking on the soft sand if you choose to stop along highway 12.
Learn about the historic sea rescues of the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
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Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site
23645 NC-12
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Learn about the historic sea rescues of the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
The pier is a great place to relax and watch the waves roll by. We have coupons for free sightseeing passes in the hallway.
Hatteras Island Fishing Pier
24251 Atlantic Dr
The pier is a great place to relax and watch the waves roll by. We have coupons for free sightseeing passes in the hallway.

Food scene

Asian fusion with fresh ingredients.
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Boardwok South
26006 NC-12
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Asian fusion with fresh ingredients.
Great locally owned pizza place for when you don’t want to cook.
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Lisa's Pizzeria
24158 NC-12
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Great locally owned pizza place for when you don’t want to cook.
Awesome take out menu with a great craft beer selection. Also many convenience items to take home or the the beach.
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Waves Market
26006 NC-12
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Awesome take out menu with a great craft beer selection. Also many convenience items to take home or the the beach.
Authentic Mexican food served fresh and with love. We love this taco truck!
Taqueria Las Ahumaderas
Authentic Mexican food served fresh and with love. We love this taco truck!
A great healthy alternative for a quick bite.
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Hatteras Bowls
25410 NC-12
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A great healthy alternative for a quick bite.
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Ketch 55 Seafood Grill
40396 NC-12
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The Breakwater Restaurant is a great place for a special occasion. Situated on a working waterfront it’s also a nice place to check out the charter boats and the day’s catch. It’s about a 40 minute drive south of Makana.
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Breakwater Restaurant
57878 NC-12
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The Breakwater Restaurant is a great place for a special occasion. Situated on a working waterfront it’s also a nice place to check out the charter boats and the day’s catch. It’s about a 40 minute drive south of Makana.
Sheila has been serving Hatteras Island visitors for over 30 years. Her experience shows in high quality service and tasty food. Serving breakfast and lunch (and supper in season), Sheila’s is located inside the main guest building of the KOA campground, by the pool. Parking for Sheila’s is just south of the main KOA entrance. Follow signs around the pool to the guest building.
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Sheila's Carolina Kitchen
25099 NC-12
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Sheila has been serving Hatteras Island visitors for over 30 years. Her experience shows in high quality service and tasty food. Serving breakfast and lunch (and supper in season), Sheila’s is located inside the main guest building of the KOA campground, by the pool. Parking for Sheila’s is just south of the main KOA entrance. Follow signs around the pool to the guest building.
Great fresh food for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Their fish tacos are my favorite!
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Atlantic Coast Cafe
25150 NC-12
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Great fresh food for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Their fish tacos are my favorite!

Groceries and Essentials

Local stores offer great selections and excellent service. Avoid long lines and support small businesses.
A quick stroll around the corner, this convenience store offers many of the essentials for eating as well as enjoying your trip. A decent selection of craft beers and wine are bonus to a store that has a little bit of everything - including the Sunday paper.
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Blue Whale
27307 NC-12
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A quick stroll around the corner, this convenience store offers many of the essentials for eating as well as enjoying your trip. A decent selection of craft beers and wine are bonus to a store that has a little bit of everything - including the Sunday paper.
This family grocery meets it’s pledge to stock “From PBR to caviar.” No long lines, excellent deli selections, craft beers and organic items make this a great place to stock up. 30 minutes south just past the entrance to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
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Conner's Supermarket
47468 NC-12
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This family grocery meets it’s pledge to stock “From PBR to caviar.” No long lines, excellent deli selections, craft beers and organic items make this a great place to stock up. 30 minutes south just past the entrance to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
A “real deal” seafood market, O’Neals is a bounty of super fresh local seafood offered by native family. It is located in Wanchese, the heart of commercial fishing in Dare County. Bring home in-season fish, shellfish and more. Double shot - buy your seafood while they are serving lunch and enjoy traditional island fare. 40 minute drive from Makana. Open year round. Check out seasonal offerings on their website http://onealsseaharvest.com/seafood/
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O'Neal's Sea Harvest
618 Harbor Rd
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A “real deal” seafood market, O’Neals is a bounty of super fresh local seafood offered by native family. It is located in Wanchese, the heart of commercial fishing in Dare County. Bring home in-season fish, shellfish and more. Double shot - buy your seafood while they are serving lunch and enjoy traditional island fare. 40 minute drive from Makana. Open year round. Check out seasonal offerings on their website http://onealsseaharvest.com/seafood/
Much of the seafood (not all) is locally sourced. 15 miles south in Avon, but hours limited/closed in off season. Call ahead if traveling outside summer.
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Sunrise Seafood Market
40658 NC-12
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Much of the seafood (not all) is locally sourced. 15 miles south in Avon, but hours limited/closed in off season. Call ahead if traveling outside summer.

Surf Shops

If you’re looking for a new surfboard or just some gear for a beach day or just some wax this is your place. The owner Jason really knows his stuff hook you up with lessons, rental stuff or some new threads. It’s a CORE surfshop.
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Rodanthe Surf Shop
23580 NC-12
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If you’re looking for a new surfboard or just some gear for a beach day or just some wax this is your place. The owner Jason really knows his stuff hook you up with lessons, rental stuff or some new threads. It’s a CORE surfshop.
Barton started one of the first surf/sail shops eons ago and is still going strong. Whether you’re looking for kite boarding gear or lessons from a world class pro (his son Ryder is one of the best in the world) this is THE place.
Hatteras Island Sail Shop
25195 Lela Ct
Barton started one of the first surf/sail shops eons ago and is still going strong. Whether you’re looking for kite boarding gear or lessons from a world class pro (his son Ryder is one of the best in the world) this is THE place.

Water sport, Bike & Beach Equipment Rental

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Duck Village Outfitters
26689 NC-12
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Rodanthe Watersports and Campground
24170 NC-12
Hatteras Watersports
27130 NC-12
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Rodanthe Surf Shop
23580 NC-12
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Shopping

This long-time locally owned independent bookstore is a favorite for islanders and visitors alike. New releases and books of local interest. This historic building located on a ridge in Buxton is chock full of books for every member of your family.
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Buxton Village Books
47918 NC-12
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This long-time locally owned independent bookstore is a favorite for islanders and visitors alike. New releases and books of local interest. This historic building located on a ridge in Buxton is chock full of books for every member of your family.

Health & Wellness

Why not get a tune up when you’re here? Cheryl has served tourists and locals for over 20 years. Call or use the Mindbody app to book your appointment. Supplements, oils and other supplies also available.
Island Acupuncture and Massage
24267 NC-12
Why not get a tune up when you’re here? Cheryl has served tourists and locals for over 20 years. Call or use the Mindbody app to book your appointment. Supplements, oils and other supplies also available.