For those who seek refined relaxation on the Texas coast, Rockport has long been the destination – and for good reason. The area’s many attractions include a vibrant arts community and an array of galleries, a colorful offering of local events and festivals, and wonderful dining.
For anglers, Rockport’s bay systems offer everything from sand flats to reefs, sloughs and back lakes for great fishing and boating. Avian enthusiasts and photographers flock to Rockport for excellent bird watching and unsurpassed photography opportunities that are available in myriad waterfront and inland sanctuaries. Amid the stately bowed live oaks of Rockport, there is something for everyone.
Now, with completion of The Islands of Rockport, that is especially true.
Capturing the casual elegance of Rockport, The Islands of Rockport is a gated waterfront canal community that appeals to buyers from all over Texas. Located on the crystal clear waters of Estes Flats, The Islands of Rockport affords owners the beauty of golden sunrises and the enjoyment of cool southeasterly breezes, not to mention immediate access to some of the best fishing anywhere.
With home building well underway, at the Islands of Rockport you can custom design the waterfront home of your dreams or choose one of our Coastal Collection of homes. With spacious waterfront lots starting in the $250,000s and lot and homes starting in the $600,000s, they make buying and building your waterfront escape as easy as a bay breeze.
You are invited to The Islands of Rockport to view homes under construction and to see the remaining home sites. Visit Islandsofrockport.com, or call 800.780.3750 for more information and to schedule a tour.
ROCKPORT: See & Do, Stay and Dine
SEE & DO
If you get too sunburned or wanting to explore Rockport, your itinerary has hundreds of opportunities.
The Fulton Pier is a favorite for outdoor recreation and shopping. The pier is filled with merchants ranging from anything like fresh gulf seafood to beachwear and jewelry, plus it is a perfect place to wear that oversized sun hat and sundress.
For you art lovers, the Rockport Center for the Arts should be your first destination.
With exhibitions, classes, and festivals, locals love to come and see the different flavors brought to the coast.
The 45th Rockport Art Festival is July 5th and 6th. There is nothing better than showcasing high-quality artist with live music under the summer sun.
The area is renowned for its Whooping Cranes. Once you see them you’ll never forget it.
Shopping in the quaint town is a treat with stores like Comforts of Home, the Bay Window and so many more.
The praise could go on and on about Rockport
These coastal communities are filled with great beaches, fantastic hospitality, and let you create great memories. You’ve earned it, take a break and explore Rockport; you may find your new “go to” destination.
Rockport Center For The Arts
902 Navigation Circle 361.729.5519
Texas Maritime Museum
1202 Navigation Circle 361.729 1271
209 North 7th Street 361.729.5333
A getaway is not complete without a warm room to return to after a day by the beach.
Our top pick, the Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay, has a great view off of their balconies to watch dolphins in the water. With top-notch hospitality and exceptional service, you are guaranteed to enjoy your weekend.
Another favorite, Angel Rose Bed and Breakfast, is every synonym for charming.
Unique with its antique shop is what makes this B&B shine.
Or, if you are looking for your own stay, the Islands of Rockport offers worldclass amenities with quick access to the Gulf and fabulous cuisine. There’s no escaping the breath-taking views of this beachfront beauty.
To unleash your spirit for adventure and step onto St. Charles Bay – a 100% waterfront island. Charming coastal cottages line the shore and the golfers in your group will be pleased to know that the island features several golf courses.
The Little Bay Club consists of 20 beautiful cottages scattered around the most tropical areas of Rockport. These cottages are perfect for two lovebirds or even families get-togethers.
What’s the best part of our top picks on where to stay? Any location is minutes from letting you from getting your golden tan.
Islands of Rockport
4418 Texas 35 361.790.5062
Reserve at St. Charles Bay
108 Reserve Lane 800.277.9780
Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
200 South Fulton Beach 361.790.8439
Angel Rose Bed & Breakfast
902 E. Cornwall 361.729.3189
Little Bay Club
1801 Broadway 361-729-6257
The perfect place to get your fresh oysters fix and great vino is Rockport’s #1 ranked restaurant Latitude 28 02. Food loves rave about the stuffed mushrooms and shrimp cocktails.
Interested in an Italian fix? Bellino’s is a great quaint, romantic atmosphere, and the flawless spot to fall in love with Rockport (or even your date!) Our favorite on the menu, Spaghetti All Carbonara paired with a glass of cabernet and topped off with the homemade Tiramisu!
We also recommend stopping by The Palm Room Bar and Grill for their famous martini’s and steak grilled to your taste.
The Palm Room Bar and Grill at The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
200 S. Fulton Beach Rd. (Formerly The Palm Room) 866.790.8439
523 S Fulton Beach Rd. 361.729.9003
Latitude 28 02
105 N Austin St. 361.727.9009