- Our list of the best things to do in Rockport, Massachusetts, features the top 272 nearby activities — including 131 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Rockport, MA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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Half Moon Beach is a secluded, crescent-shaped beach located in Gloucester Bay. The kids will love the gentle waves and soft sands, or let them climb along the rocks and playground areas, then gather for a quiet picnic lunch.
Stage Fort Park is a local park and a historic site being home to Gloucester's first settlers who arrived here in 1623. The park comprises of two beaches called Half Moon Beach which is more of a lagoon, and Cressy's Beach which is more rocky and natural.
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75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
The beauty of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is second to none. Overlooking Gloucester Harbor, the massive home was the summer home of the first known interior designer and contains a lifetime of keepsakes and curiosities.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Eastern Point Lighthouse offers beautiful ocean views. Although unable to tour the interior, there is lots to see including an historic bell. Access to a walking path is also available.
A 600-acre nature reserve, Ravenswood Park offers local historical relics including Native American artifacts and structures built by early settlers. It provides 10 miles of trails and paths along with areas for picnics, bird watching and cross-country skiing.
Hammond Castle was the home and laboratory of the famous inventor, John Hays Hammond, Jr. The castle features a Medieval style architecture and operates as a museum which houses a collection of medieval, Renaissance and Roman artifacts along with Hammond memorabilia.