Rockport is a quiet relaxing waterfront town on the eastern coast of Texas. From the sunrise over Aransas Bay to the sunset over Copana Bay, there is so much to do in this charming town. Nearby Fulton is a coastal community creating a combination of the perfect getaway and vacation destination.
The Charm of the Texas Coast
Known as “The Charm of the Texas Coast”, Rockport Beach is the only award winning Blue Wave Beach in Texas and is not just a fisherman’s paradise, but is also known as one of the best birding areas in North America. With clean warm waters, fishing piers and acres of land locked bays, this is the perfect vacation destination for outdoor recreation. Visit the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge where the famous endangered whooping cranes make their home for the winter months. Bird viewing boat cruises are available to book. Goose Island State Park is home to the “Big Tree”, a live oak tree over 1000 years old and a lighted fishing pier. Experience an educational guided nature walk or birding tour. The Aquarium and Education Center at Rockport Harbor is an entertaining experience for adults and children with theme based aquariums and displays.
Step back in time
With 40 historical markers set around town, take a step back in time and visit one of the many historical sites. The Fulton Mansion was built in the 1870’s and is an architectural landmark open to visitors. The Texas Maritime Museum explores the maritime history of the Texas Coast. The 150 year old Stella Maris Chapel, Lamar Cemetery, Rockport Cemetery and Fulton Schoolhouse Museum are all historical landmarks worth a visit. There are plenty of antique and collectible shops in town.
Small Town Hospitality
Rockport is home to a thriving community of artists. The Rockport Center for the Arts showcases the talent of both local and internationally acclaimed artists. The outdoor sculpture garden displays over 100 original works of art. Take part in a gallery walk through the town and enjoy “paint-alongs” with friendly local artists. Small town hospitality abounds with plenty of quaint galleries and shops to explore and a vast choice of restaurants from bakeries and Texan Saloons, to fine dining. Oysterfest in March sees visitors flocking to the town of Fulton to experience the best in seafood.
The perfect destination for a Texas family vacation.