Destination guide

Arty Rockport will entice you

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Rockport. Travellers to this scenic city praise the seaside, boating and seafood restaurants. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Rockport

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Rockport has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wolf Hollow (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Mill River Winery (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Salem Willows Park (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Rockport

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 26°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Rockport

Travellers love Rockport for its beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Rockport is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pebble Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Long Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Halibut Point State Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Thatcher Island National Wildlife Refuge (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Thatcher's Island (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Plum Cove Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Rockport

The nearest airport is in Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal), located 15.8 mi (25.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Rockport Station.

Where to stay near Rockport?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 400 holiday rentals near Rockport. From 233 Houses to 66 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rockport for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Rockport?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rockport:

  • Ipswich: 849 holiday homes
  • Hampton Beach: 207 holiday homes
  • Essex: 617 holiday homes
  • Seabrook Beach: 85 holiday homes
  • Annisquam: 39 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Rockport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Rockport. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Halibut Point State Park: 950 holiday rentals
  • Halibut Point Reservation: 838 holiday rentals
  • Paper House: 854 holiday rentals
  • Rockport Station: 731 holiday rentals
  • Motif No 1: 712 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rockport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rockport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 233 Houses in Rockport. Our other popular types of Rockport holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 66 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 66 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 70 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rockport?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Rockport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.