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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 (1840)
Gott Avenue
PO Box 710
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on Halibut Point State Park (1840) 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 (1840)
Gott Avenue
PO Box 710
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on Halibut Point State Park (1840) 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
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  
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  
North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center
9 Tuna Wharf
Rockport, MA 01966
978-546-5050
Click for details on North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center Visit our stores in Rockport and Gloucester for kayaks as well as paddling equipment, bicycle rentals and TONS of sunglasses, sandals, and summer footwear for your outdoor adventures! more  
Pirate Ship Charters
Tuna Wharf
Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 729-2929
(978) 590-0263
(978) 688-0503 (fax)
Click for details on Pirate Ship Charters Come sail on Tall Ship Formidable with the “Pirates of Fun” for an exciting yet relaxing experience upon the beautiful waters off Historic Cape Ann and Scenic Rockport Harbor. more  
Sailor Dog Charters
Old Harbor
Rockport, MA 01966
978-460-0780
Click for details on Sailor Dog Charters Sail from Rockport with Captain Glenn on your own private charter on Wave Dancer, a Nonsuch 30 sailboat. Up to six passengers with exceptionally reasonable hourly rates. more  
Tuna Hunter Charters
 captain@tunahunter.com
Cape Ann's Marina
Essex Avenue (Route 127)
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-407-1351 (boat)
978-546-7992 (offc)
Click for details on Tuna Hunter Charters Join Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters for striped bass, cod, haddock, tuna or whale watching. Enjoy private fishing charters along the rocky coast of Boston's North Shore, Cape Ann islands or offshore to cod and haddock grounds on Jeffries Ledge or Stellwag more  

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