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Attractions and Activities in Rockport Mass
Pristine beaches, historic lighthouses and landmarks, museums, ocean attractions including deep sea fishing, kayaking, sailing, and more.

Rockport's historic attractions bring seacoast history alive with many attractions over 250 years old. See Motif No. 1, the most-painted building in the world. Walking Rockport's history and visiting Rockport's Churches are time honored traditions.

In Rockport, there truly is something for everyone.

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Beaches
Back Beach
Beach Street
limited metered parking
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On Beach Street between Main and Granite, Back Beach offers great views as a bonus to its sand and surf. more  
Cape Hedge Beach
South Street
very limited parking
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Need a bit of solitude? Quietly tucked away, Cape Hedge Beach is perfect for the vacationer who wants to get away from it all. more  
Front Beach
Beach Street
limited metered parking & private lot
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Click for details on Front Beach Front Beach is an active sandy beach on Sandy Bay with restrooms and seasonal lifeguards and float. more  
Long Beach (Rockport)
Long Beach Road
toilet facilities, limited parking
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Long Beach, off Thatcher Road, is another long, protected stretch of ocean and sand, backed by more  
Old Garden Beach
Old Garden Road
very limited parking
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This intimate, very small beach is secluded enough to unwind from all of your vacation activities, yet easily walk-able from town. more  
Pebble Beach
Penzance Road
limited parking
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Pebble Beach, at the end of South Street, leaves no doubt as to why it is so named. Pebbles and stones cover this beach; however, they are not rough and jagged, but smooth and rounded as a result of the constant tidal more  
Lighthouses
Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse
Straitsmouth Island Audubon Society Sanctuary
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse was built in 1835 to mark the entrance to nearby Rockport Harbor.

The light is easily seen from the tip of Bearskin Neck in downtown Rockport. more  
Twin Lighthouses
 info@thacherisland.org
Thacher Island
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on Twin Lighthouses Among the oldest American lighthouses, these twin lights are the only surviving multiple lights on U.S Coastline. The original 45-foot towers were constructed and lit in 1789. more  
Parks
Halibut Point State Park
 halibut.point@state.ma.us
Gott Avenue
Rockport, MA 01966
978 546-2997
Click for details on Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape. Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. more  
Millbrook Meadow
off Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on Millbrook Meadow A lovely small park with playground equipment, grassy areas great for playing frisbie, and benches. A peaceful spot to take a break. more  
Bird Watching
Halibut Point State Park
 halibut.point@state.ma.us
Gott Avenue
Rockport, MA 01966
978 546-2997
Click for details on Halibut Point State Park Halibut Point is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape. Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. more  
Lob Lolly Cove
Penzance Road
Rockport, MA 01966
 
Mass Audubon
346 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984
978-927-1127
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. more  
Massbird.org
Welcome to Massbird.Org, the site on the web for Massachusetts birding, sponsored by Bird Observer, the New England Birding Journal. The links to the left are strictly Massachusetts, but check out Webmaster's Choice for much useful information. more  
Boat Charters & Rentals
Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters
21 Pickering Street
Essex, MA 01929
978-768-1114
Click for details on Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters  
Charlie's Charters
415 Main Street
at Rose's Wharf
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-8992
978-879-7517
Click for details on Charlie's Charters Departing from Rose's Wharf in Gloucester and from T-Wharf in Rockport. Half or full day private fishing trips aboard our 25 ft Pro-line “Ya But”—roomy and stable. more  
Connemara Bay Charters
 cbcharters37@gmail.com
220 Magnolia Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-0197
Click for details on Connemara Bay Charters Come experience a true Gloucester day at sea with Captain Kevin O'Maley, a U.S.C.G.-licensed captain with over 30 years experience on the waters off Cape Ann. more  
Fudge Ripple Charters
 fudgeripplecharters@gmail.com
T-Wharf
Rockport, MA 01966
508-527-8994
978-657-8618
978-988-0711 (fax)
Click for details on Fudge Ripple Charters Welcome to Fudge Ripple Charters. We are a Town of Rockport approved private sightseeing company. We operate our charters starting in May and continuing through the end of September. more  
Harbor Tours, Inc.
 harbortours@gmail.com
19 Harbor Loop
P.O. Box 719
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-1979
Click for details on Harbor Tours, Inc. Cape Ann's longest running boat tour company, featuring the exclusive Lighthouse Cruise -- the ONLY tour that completely circles Cape Ann! more  
Loblolly Seal Cruises
 Steve@loblollygroupllc.com
T-Wharf
Rockport
978-998-2711
Click for details on Loblolly Seal Cruises Loblolly Seal Cruises provides intimate, customized cruises to visit the seals off the coast of Rockport, MA. Every trip is a different experience, but Harbor Seals, Grey Seals, native birds and other wildlife all make their home around Sandy Bay. more  

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