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Stay near Rockport's top sights

Rockport Beach249 locals recommend
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site98 locals recommend
Texas Maritime Museum107 locals recommend
Paradise Key Dockside Bar N Grille Cove Harbor Rockport Tx140 locals recommend
The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor, Inc.10 locals recommend
Rockport Pier9 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Rockport

  • Total rentals

    920 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    440 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    400 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    640 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    21K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

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

  • 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 2,060 vacation rentals near Texas Maritime Museum, and over 4,190 vacation rentals near Rockport Beach, and so much more! Experience the best of Rockport right on your doorstep.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Rockport?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 470 vacation rentals in Rockport featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Rockport?

    Experience the best of Rockport with our house rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there Rockport townhouse rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 10 townhouse rentals with pools in Rockport, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do bungalow rentals in Rockport have a private bathroom?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 bungalow rentals with a private bathroom in Rockport. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Rockport?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Rockport. Choose from more than 400 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do house rentals in Rockport have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with a gym in Rockport. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cottage rentals in Rockport have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 cottage rentals with self check-in in Rockport. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Rockport have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 460 house rentals with free parking in Rockport. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly cottage rentals in Rockport?

    Rockport has more than 30 family-friendly cottage rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

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