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Stay near Rockport's top sights

Paradise Key Dockside Bar N Grille Cove Harbor Rockport Tx140 locals recommend
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site98 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter30 locals recommend
Rockport Pier9 locals recommend
Charlotte Plummer74 locals recommend
The Boiling Pot92 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Rockport

  • Total rentals

    920 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    G$6,264 GYD before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    22K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    650 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    420 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    430 properties have a pool

Your guide to Rockport

Introduction

Perched at the tip of a peninsula jutting into Aransas Bay, the laidback coastal getaway of Rockport has been loved by artists and beachgoers for decades. In the quaint downtown area, eclectic galleries and studios stand beside historic buildings such as old-school motor courts, the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, and the town’s original one-room schoolhouse.

For many, Rockport’s charms lie in its natural surroundings. There are miles of smooth, sandy beaches to enjoy, and nearby San Jose Island is a popular beachcombing and shelling spot. The many bays, canals, and mangrove-lined channels around Rockport have calm, shallow waters that are good for kayaking. Parklands here protect massive, windswept live oak trees, including the 44-foot-tall, thousand-year-old Big Tree in Goose Island State Park. Rockport is also a birding destination, with 10 sites on the Great Texas Birding Trail.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Rockport

Spring and fall are the best times of the year to stay in one of Rockport’s vacation rentals, thanks to sunny days and temperatures averaging around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers here are hot, with temperatures climbing into the mid-90s and humid, sometimes muggy weather. You can expect isolated rainy days and a slight risk of hurricanes from June through November when storms brew in the Gulf, but the skies usually clear quickly. Winters in Rockport are mild, dry, and warm, with temperatures in the mid-70s. And while the sun-seeking crowds mostly disperse at this time of year, it is a popular season for birdwatchers, who come for the migratory whooping cranes.


Top things to do in Rockport

Aransas Wildlife Refuge

The 115,000-acre Aransas Wildlife Refuge is just over an hour outside of town, but it’s well worth the trip, especially for birders. More than 400 bird species live here for all or part of the year. Visit between October and April for a chance to encounter the only natural wild flock of whooping cranes, which nests in Canada and winters here. The refuge is also home to white-tailed deer, javelinas, American alligators, and armadillos. Drive the 16-mile paved road through the park, climb the observation tower, or stroll the boardwalk that runs through a salt marsh and out to the coast. You can also visit the whooping cranes by boat; tours leave from Fulton Harbor.

Rockport Beach Park

The mile-long Rockport Beach Park in the middle of town features 65 covered picnic sites, playgrounds, a natural saltwater pool, boat launching ramps, and a public fishing pier. The beach itself was the first in Texas to be named a Blue Waves Beach, a designation that recognizes clean, environmentally friendly beaches. The breezy spot is also a favorite for windsurfers and kite-flyers.

Rockport Center for the Arts

In 1969, a group of like-minded local artists formed the Rockport Art Association, and, in 1983, the collective acquired the beautiful, historic Victorian building that now houses the Rockport Center for the Arts. The center hosts free exhibitions by local and international artists and holds classes and workshops. Be sure to wander through the outdoor sculpture garden.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Rockport?

    Rockport's weather is generally warm with mild winters and hot summers. The average temperatures range from 45°F (7°C) in January to 91°F (33°C) in July. Occasional showers can be expected throughout the year, with September being the wettest month.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Rockport?

    Visitors can explore the Texas Maritime Museum, wander through the Rockport Center for the Arts, or go bird-watching at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and kayaking are also quite popular.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Rockport?

    The most popular time to visit Rockport is in the spring and fall when the weather is mild. Rockport hosts several events throughout the year, with the Rockport Seafair in October and the Hummer Bird Celebration in September being the most frequented.

  • What are the best places to stay in Rockport?

    Key Allegro Island is a popular area to stay for boaters and fishermen, while the Historic District offers charming bed and breakfasts close to the art scene. Bayfront homes with spectacular water views are also quite sought after.

  • What are the best places to visit in Rockport?

    The Rockport Beach, considered Texas's cleanest beach, is a popular spot. Other frequented places include the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, Bay Education Center, and the Goose Island State Park.

  • What are some hiking trails in Rockport?

    At Goose Island State Park, visitors can explore the Big Tree Trail and Birding Trail. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge also has several hiking trails that offer great opportunities for bird-watching and wildlife viewing.

  • What are some family activities to do in Rockport?

    Families can enjoy a day at the Rockport Beach, explore the Texas Maritime Museum, or visit the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor. Fishing trips and boat tours are also fun options for the whole family.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Rockport?

    Visitors can take a day trip to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, known for its diverse wildlife or head to Corpus Christi, just an hour's drive away, for museums and an impressive aquarium. Matagorda Island, a sight of untouched natural beauty, is also within reach by ferry.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Rockport's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Rockport's top attractions. We offer over 2,100 vacation rentals near Texas Maritime Museum, and over 4,270 vacation rentals near Rockport Beach, and so much more! Experience the best of Rockport right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Rockport?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Rockport. From over 130 condo rentals to over 550 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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