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MAKANA BEACH COTTAGE

 A Wonderful, Magical  & Relaxing Retreat 

FOOD SCENE

Boardwok South

Lisa's Pizzeria

Waves Market

Taqueria Las Ahumaderas

Hatteras Bowls

Ketch 55 Seafood Grill

Breakwater Restaurant

Sheila's Carolina Kitchen

Atlantic Coast Cafe

​Makana Cottage Guidebook

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Hatteras Island Fishing Pier

Boardwok South

Lisa's Pizzeria

Waves Market

Taqueria Las Ahumaderas

Hatteras Bowls

Ketch 55 Seafood Grill

Breakwater Restaurant

Sheila's Carolina Kitchen

Atlantic Coast Cafe

Blue Whale

Conner's Supermarket

O'Neal's Sea Harvest

Sunrise Seafood Market

Rodanthe Surf Shop

Hatteras Island Sail Shop

Duck Village Outfitters

Rodanthe Watersports and Campground

Hatteras Watersports

 

Rodanthe Surf Shop

Buxton Village Books

Island Acupuncture and Massage

 

Sightseeing

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

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.

 

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site

Learn about the historic sea rescues of the Graveyard of the Atlantic.

 

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The best view on the island! Climb the historic lighthouse steps for spectacular view of Atlantic and the island below. For an extra special experience get a ticket to climb it at night during the full moon ( only available during the summer).

 

Hatteras Island Fishing Pier

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

Boardwok South

Asian fusion with fresh ingredients.

 

Lisa's Pizzeria

Great locally owned pizza place for when you don’t want to cook.

 

Waves Market

Awesome take out menu with a great craft beer selection. Also many convenience items to take home or the the beach.

 

Taqueria Las Ahumaderas

Authentic Mexican food served fresh and with love. We love this taco truck!

 

Hatteras Bowls

A great healthy alternative for a quick bite in a unique location - the original Hatteras Island Surf Shop.

 

Ketch 55 Seafood Grill

 

Breakwater Restaurant

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's Carolina Kitchen

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.

 

Atlantic Coast Cafe

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.

 

Blue Whale

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.

 

Conner's Supermarket

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.

 

O'Neal's Sea Harvest

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

Sunrise Seafood Market

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

Rodanthe Surf Shop

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.

 

Hatteras Island Sail Shop

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

Duck Village Outfitters

Rodanthe Watersports and Campground

Hatteras Watersports

Rodanthe Surf Shop

 

Shopping 

Buxton Village Books

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

Island Acupuncture and Massage

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.

Galleries

Pea Island Art Gallery

Kimmie, the owner, takes great care to include beautiful and relevant art in her gallery. You never know what she’ll have.

 

Halminski Michael

Mike has been photographing the Outer Banks - especially Hatteras - since the early 1970’s when he moved here to surf. He specializes in nature and landscapes that capture the unique beauty of our wonderful island. Located in Waves and about a 15 minute walk down the sidewalk.

 

Kinnakeet Clay

Make your own art or select a treasure from their shelves of locally handmade pottery.

Tackle Shops

Hatteras Jack

These guys really know their fishing. They can set you up with the equipment, bait and the local info to get you on some fish. They build custom rods too.

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