There are 2 sides to Coinjock Marina. Be selective when you choose if you want to dine at the Marina Restaurant. They are not operating a water taxi, and we didn't want to swim to dinner in the brown cold water. Instead we walked to town 1.3 miles each way. Both gas stations sell food. We highly recommend you try "Cindy's" deli selection being it's all homemade. The 12 layer chocolate cake looked dreamy. We bought her egg salad, chicken salad & pimiento spread which were excellent. Do not stop at the Currituck BBQ, because we spent $28. on a pound of the worse, dry and tasteless pulled brisket & pork. Plus indigestion! They were sold out of their ribs. Perhaps the whole chicken is better, not sure! Nice walk through countryside mobile homes, past the P.O., the Veterans Building, turkeys, roosters & yes even billy goats. Stretch your legs while you can, but be back by dark being you are walking along the street.
Thanks to a great Harbormaster who walked us through reserving a mooring ball. We stayed another night in a lovely peaceful spot adjacent to city free dinghy dock.