Rockport Travel Guide
Rockport is a historic coastal town in Massachusetts that offers an outdoor getaway you won’t forget. There are miles of beaches for a leisurely stroll and woods you can go hiking through, as well as boasting a picturesque harbor. There are also lots of art galleries in Rockport due to the city’s seaside beauty and, as you can imagine, seafood is the main local cuisine here. Of course, there are plenty of casual and fine-dining options offering ocean views. Downtown Rockport is ideal for shopaholics to discover unique handcrafted jewelry, crafts, gifts, and clothing stores.
Things to do in Rockport
Tourists love a trip to Bearskin Neck in Rockport where there's everything from art galleries and shops to views of Rockport Harbor. All of these places are in old fishermen shacks that have been converted. There are fantastic views out to the Atlantic Ocean at The Point, while at Pebble Beach you can walk along the sand and admire the sea. Alternatively, head to Front Beach, near to shops and restaurants. A famous spot for tourists is the Motif Number 1, a red fishing shack that is the most painted building in the world and something you could only find at the seaside. It's a great photo opportunity and can be spotted around Rockport. You can even get a boat out to Thatcher’s Island, where there are two twin lighthouses. Instagrammers be ready!
Best Places to Stay in Rockport
Rockport is known for its welcoming hospitality and visitors can find everything from cozy inns to budget motels.
Best Time to Visit Rockport
For sunshine and hot temperatures, the months of June, July, and August are a winner in Rockport. There is also pleasant weather during spring for this lovable costal spot.