Rockport Beach

Sandy beach
722 Navigation Cir, Rockport, TX 78382, USA (157 miles from Houston, TX)
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • Changing roomsDressing rooms on the beach
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

About this beach

Warnings and hazards
  • Dedicated dog area.
  • No lifeguards on duty.

Rockport is a small community of fishers and artisans who did their best to restore the city after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Their efforts have achieved impressive results; although you can still see the consequences of the disaster, Rockport Beach has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in Texas. You’re welcome to bring your kids here; the beach is calm and provides opportunities for safe swimming. There’s a good fishing pier and all the necessary beach facilities, and since the beach is located near the Rockport dining and shopping district, there are plenty of lunch options within walking distance. The beach also offers a few food outlets on site.

Calm Atmosphere

Rockport Beach is a long, sandy beach with beautiful views and a family atmosphere. In comparison to other Texas beaches, it’s rather small but cozy — a very family-friendly place with plenty of parents with children, as well as singles and couples. Since the local fauna is very diverse, this place is popular with fishermen and birdwatchers (who are always the quietest visitors). The beach is well-maintained and kept very clean. The sand isn’t powdery, but it does have pebbles and shells mixed in, so your kids can have some fun shelling.

Safe Swimming

The water at Rockport Beach is very shallow, with the deepest points in the vicinity of the shore up to about 2 to 2.5 feet. Apart from the Gulf, there is also a small saltwater inlet on the bay side. It isn't very deep, so it’s a great spot for children and those who can’t swim well (to get to the deeper part, you’d need to walk hundreds of feet away from the beach). Moreover, due to the shallowness, the water is always warm and has little to no waves.

Services and amenities

There is a small playground area for the kids to enjoy, a number of shaded picnic areas with tables, an outdoor sprinkler for rinsing off the sand, and public restrooms and showers. Overall, the facilities are nice but could be upgraded; in fact, they seem somewhat sketchy and outdated.

In addition to the above-mentioned amenities, the beach offers free umbrellas (shaded cabanas, rather — see the pics) on a first come, first serve basis. If you want one, make sure to arrive early — by around 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends, and by around 10 a.m. on weekdays.

Parking

The parking lot is parallel to the beach area. If you want to drive and park further down the beach, you’ll have to pay for an in-and-out pass, which costs $5 for one day or $20 for one year (per vehicle). If you’d like to save some money, there’s ample free parking just outside the gate. It’s better to park further from the gate if you want to have more room for yourself.

Dog Policies

If you’re a dog owner and want to spend time together with your pet on this beach, you should know that they allow dogs in a dedicated space only (at the far right side of the beach). Dogs are allowed to play and swim there, and you don't have to pay any fees for bringing your pet.

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The beach is located in Rockport, Texas 722 Navigation Cir, Rockport, TX 78382, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Rockport Beach photo by lestaaa🇧🇷❤
July 29, 2018
lestaaa🇧🇷❤
I was trying to take cute pictures at the beach but my mom not the best photographer😂💕(I was bout to sneeze in the second pic)
Rockport Beach photo by Rachel Gonsalves
December 23, 2018
Rachel Gonsalves
Hi my name is Rachel and I like long walks on the beach 👋🏽
Rockport Beach photo by Z O É  S U N D B E R G ♛
June 3, 2018
Z O É S U N D B E R G ♛
On this windy day
Rockport Beach photo by ronnie
August 1, 2018
ronnie
im missing rockport right about now :’(
Rockport Beach photo by addibrook
December 29, 2018
addibrook
Football with daddy on the beach ❤️
Rockport Beach photo by Fred Fletcher
January 5, 2019
Fred Fletcher
Bicycles make me happy. . .
Rockport Beach photo by Sara Smith-Puerto
December 29, 2018
Sara Smith-Puerto
Ocean bb
Rockport Beach photo by tay ..
September 9, 2018
tay ..
We have fun ...!! Swimming,enjoy and a happy travels...!!
Rockport Beach photo by Audrey Castoreno
December 12, 2018
Audrey Castoreno
Day 11: a throwback from reporting in the great TX outdoors. Also, never forget @pmireless I’m a better fisherman than you 🤣#rockport
Rockport Beach photo by Isabella
August 20, 2018
Isabella
Thalassophile(n) Someone who loves the sea, ocean ; a lover of the ocean
Rockport Beach photo by Aimee West
January 3, 2019
Aimee West
Just because my baby turns FOUR next month!!! 💖💖
Rockport Beach photo by Â
January 8, 2019
Â
ready for summer 🌞
Rockport Beach photo by Devin Sullivan
August 29, 2018
Devin Sullivan
Everyones saying summer is over but I refuse to believe it. Beach shoots foreva 🏖🔺
Rockport Beach photo by Samantha Tovar
September 9, 2018
Samantha Tovar
Wowwwwwzzzzaaaa???🔥🔥
Rockport Beach photo by Jessica Buchanan
October 28, 2018
Jessica Buchanan
#rockporttx #rockport #beachlife
Rockport Beach photo by Olivia Echavarria
August 26, 2018
Olivia Echavarria
Beach vibes 🌴
Rockport Beach photo by K A T I E . J O
September 7, 2018
K A T I E . J O
Always with the bun buns.
Rockport Beach photo by K R I S T I N   P H A M
September 1, 2018
K R I S T I N P H A M
Somewhere on a beach.....Rockport, TX
Rockport Beach photo by Nena
August 26, 2018
Nena
Beach time! 🏖😎