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Beaches of Rockport

Front Beach Sandy Bay acts as the beautiful backdrop for Front Beach, the perfect spot for all the swimmers and sunbathers in your group. When you’re finished with your day at the beach, restaurants and shops are just steps away. There are also many inns and B&Bs nearby providing beachside

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Santa at Dock Square in Rockport
Christmas in Rockport

Santa Visits Rockport on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Article by Gail McCarthy of Gloucester Daily Times. December 21, 2023 View Article at Gloucester Daily Times ROCKPORT — The afternoon before Christmas, a fairly new tradition will once again take place when Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with the Grinch himself, will take a drive around Rockport on a

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Halibut Point State Park

4 Gott Ave., Rockport MA (Get Directions) 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 in Ipswich to Mount

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How Motif No. 1 Got Its Name

Images of Rockport’s iconic fishing shack on Bearskin Neck are known and recognized throughout the world, and instantly familiar to any student of art or art history. Rockport’s trade mark is the dark red shack on a Bearskin Neck wharf. Motif No. 1 is recognized in far-away places, thanks not

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Save Our Lights Capital Fund

(Except from ) Donate Online to the Capital Fund The iconic Thacher Island Twin Lights have graced the Cape Ann, Massachusetts coast for more than 160 years, historic beacons of beauty for all to enjoy. But the harmful effects of harsh weather and salty ocean air have taken a

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Rockport Lighthouses

Thacher Island Twin Lighthouses A National Historic Landmark. Thacher Island, also known as Cape Ann Light Station, was named after Anthony Thacher, who lost his family in a shipwreck on the rocks surrounding the island in 1635. The Twin Lights are the only fully operational multiple lights on the coasts of

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Rockport Tops List of Most Charming Small Towns in Massachusetts

In a recent issue of “PureWow”, a digital lifestyle blog, Rockport has topped the list of the “twelve most charming small towns in Massachusetts”. Rockport shines atop a premier selection of our commonwealth’s communities, including Ipswich, Salem, Stockbridge, Lenox, Concord, Chatham and Nantucket. To view the full story, please click

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