Rockport, MA Travel Guide

Visit Rockport, MA.
Escape to historic Rockport, Massachusetts.  Visit Rockport for our miles of lovely beaches, boulder-strewn paths through woods and glades, and that uncommonly magical light that has inspired painters since Winslow Homer. In an hour’s pleasant drive north of Boston, you can enjoy a romantic getaway, exquisite dining and a unique shopping experience year round. Come visit our seaside village just 40 miles north of Boston (see map).

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Known for gracious hospitality, the friendly innkeepers of Rockport offer relaxing accommodations in town and by the sea. Choose from quaint New England inns serving a delicious breakfast to motels offering numerous amenities.

Cultural District

Iconic Motif No. 1 draws artists and art lovers to our picturesque harbor. Rockport’s art colony, one of the oldest in America, is home to over thirty galleries and The Rockport Art Association and Museum.  In an unmatched setting, our world-class performing arts center, The Shalin Liu, hosts shows year round. Lively festivals fill the streets from May – December.


Explore sandy beaches for swimming, diving, sailing, and kayaking. Visit Halibut Point State Park and discover breath-taking scenery. Traverse public footpaths along the sea or through historic Dogtown. Trek to granite quarries. Discover the Straitsmouth Lighthouse and Thacher Island’s Twin Lighthouses. Watch the most magical sunrises and sunsets.


Specializing in fresh, local seafood, Rockport offers many casual and fine-dining restaurants to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a glass of wine, micro-brewed beer, or cappuccino while you savor the ocean view.


Stroll our charming downtown and eclectic Bearskin Neck to explore a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Find handcrafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, locally made crafts, specialty household items, imported gifts, scrumptious chocolates and so much more.

Rockport, MA – so close, yet a world away

Only an hour north of Boston, Rockport is the perfect destination for relaxation. It’s easy to get here by car, train or by the sea. Full of intriguing history, unmatched beauty and serenity, Rockport invites you to slow down and be renewed.