Metered and Pay Station Parking
The Rockport pay for parking season is from April 15 through November 15. $1.00 per hour except on Beach Street which is $2.00 per hour. Meters and pay stations are enforced daily, including Sundays and holidays, from 10 am to 6 pm (6 am to 6 pm at Back Beach).
Effective April 30, 2021, the town of Rockport has implemented a pay-by-phone parking option, using the Passport Parking app. For a video on how to use the Passport Parking app please use the following link:
For additional information on the Passport Parking app flow, please use the following link:
FREE Parking Facility (Seasonal)
Blue Gate Meadow Parking Lot
5 Blue Gate Ln., Rockport, MA
Located as you arrive in Rockport on Route 127. Watch for parking signs when you enter Rockport. The lot entrance is approximately 1 and 1/2 miles from the Gloucester/Rockport line on Route 127 (Upper Main Street) and about 1/4 mile past the Rockport Visitor Information Center. From the parking lot, it is about a 3/4 mile walk or trolley ride to downtown Rockport.
Park N’ Ride Trolley Shuttle (Seasonal)
Park FREE at the Blue Gate Meadow Parking Lot and, for a nominal free, enjoy a scenic ride to our village on the CATA Trolley. The shuttle runs between the parking lot and downtown Rockport and costs $1/person each way ($.50 for seniors 60 years of age and older and persons with disabilities; children under five free). From July 1 through Labor Day the trolley runs approximately every 15 to 20 minutes from 11 am to 7 pm. Sundays through Wednesdays, and from 11 am to 9 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.