Attractions

Things to Do in Rockport, MA

Explore sandy beaches for swimming, diving, sailing, and kayaking. Experience the breathtaking scenery of Halibut Point State Park and its granite quarries. Walk public footpaths along the sea or through historic Dogtown. Discover the Straitsmouth and Thacher Island lighthouses. Watch the most magical sunrises and sunsets.
Front Beach

Front Beach

Front Beach is a beautiful sandy beach on Sandy Bay in Rockport. From warm summer days to bright winter mornings, this beach is enjoyed by visitors and locals year round. The beach is also within an easy walk from the downtown Rockport…

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Long Beach (Rockport)

Long Beach (Rockport)

Long Beach, off Thatcher Road, is another long, protected stretch of ocean and sand, backed by a cement retaining wall and lined with summer cottages. From Long Beach you can easily view the twin lighthouses on Thacher’s Island. The Rockport…

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Twin Lighthouses

Twin Lighthouses

Twin Lighthouses, also known as Cape Ann Light Station, are the only surviving multiple lights on the coasts of the United States. The original 45-foot towers were constructed and lit in 1789; making them among the oldest of America’s lighthouses.…

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Back Beach

Back Beach

On Beach Street between Main and Granite, Back Beach offers great views as a bonus to its sand and surf, and is close to the downtown shopping area. Back Beach is a renowned scuba diver’s destination. Located on Route 127,…

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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach

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…

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Old Garden Beach

Old Garden Beach

Old Garden Beach, a small sand and stone beach with an adjacent municipal park, offers a beautiful view over Sandy Bay and grassy areas for picnics with your friends and family. This intimate, very small beach is secluded enough to…

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Millbrook Meadow

Millbrook Meadow

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Address: Beach Street, Rockport
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This magical four-acre park is nestled in downtown Rockport, just a stone’s throw from Front Beach. Nearly half of it is Mill Pond — a pristine wonderland of aquatic plants, with turtles, eels, ducks, birds, otters, beavers, and fish. The…

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Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse

Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse

Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse was built in 1835 to mark the entrance to nearby Rockport Harbor. The relatively small lighthouse is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard but, the island itself is owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society as a bird…

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Cape Hedge Beach

Cape Hedge Beach

Need a bit of solitude? Quietly tucked away, Cape Hedge Beach is perfect for the vacationer who wants to get away from it all. Relax in the gentle New England breeze as you take in the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. Continuing…

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Thacher Island Association

Thacher Island Association

Thacher Island Association (TIA) was established in 1981 by the Thacher Island Town Committee (TITC) as a non-profit group dedicated to raising funds for the restoration and on-going maintenance of the Island . The Town of Rockport owns the southern…

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Halibut Point State Park

Halibut Point State Park

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Address: 4 Gott Avenue, Rockport
Phone: 978-546-2997
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Halibut Point State Park is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape, part of the Massachusetts state forests and parks system managed by the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR).   Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach…

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