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About Rockport

The small city of Rockport, Texas, lies in Aransas County next to neighboring Fulton. In fact, you’ll often hear the area referred to as ‘Rockport-Fulton.’

There’s plenty happening here, from outdoor pursuits to relaxing on the beach. However you’re planning to spend your time, you’re sure to find your perfect waterfront vacation rental with FlipKey.

About Rockport, Texas

Aransas Bay was once home to the Karankawa Indians and it wasn’t until the area’s independence from Mexico that the city of Rockport was founded, in 1867. Today, the city and surrounding area still boast a rich history, with plenty of historic sites to visit.

The hottest months are July to September, but for almost guaranteed sunshine (and little chance of rain), come to Rockport in July, when you can make the most of the beach and state parks.

It’s easy to get here from Corpus Christi International Airport. It’s just a 40-minute drive, and you can rent a car at the airport – this is the best way to get around the local area and ensure you see all the sights.

Texas’ Gulf Coast is renowned for its seafood. For the freshest in town, shop at Alby’s Seafood Market and take all your ingredients back to your rental kitchen to whip up a feast. Or, you can dine on Cajun-style shrimp and crab at local restaurants.

What to do in Rockport, Texas

Relax on Rockport Beach, one of the cleanest beaches around, or go swimming in its clear, calm waters. Soak up the sun, go fishing off the 800-foot pier or stroll along the Bayside Walking Path with an ice cream.

For something a little more active, head for Goose Island State Park for camping, wade fishing or kayaking. Or, hike up the coast (or take a boat trip) to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Kids (and adults) of all ages will love the opportunity to spot bobcats, raccoons, dolphins and alligators.

There are some interesting museums and historic sites to visit in Rockport, too. Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, a restored 19th-century mansion, is worth checking out, while the Texas Maritime Museum gives a fascinating insight into the region’s seafaring history. Kids will love The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor, home to a diverse variety of marine life.

Top travel tips for Rockport

Whilst taxis are readily available in the city center and the Valley Transit Bus Line connects Rockport to Fulton and the surrounding area, renting a car remains the best way to get around during your vacation – and it means you can explore more of the Texas Gulf Coast!

One of the best things to do on your trip is take to the water, so rent a boat or a kayak from one of the many launch sites in the area and see Rockport from a different perspective. Afterwards, why not enjoy a picnic in a cabana on the beach?

With its beautiful beach, stunning state parks and rich history, it’s easy to see why Rockport has become such a popular travel destination.

You’ll find waterfront houses with pools, cozy condos and quaint cottages among FlipKey’s range of vacation rentals. So why not browse them all and book your dream property today?