The historic (in American terms) coastal town of Rockport is located just one hour north of the city of Boston, in the New England state of Massachusetts. This is in the north-east of The United States of America. Holidays in Rockport have actually been popular for around 160 years now and many people travel to the area in order to take advantage of the great beaches that exist here, along with the plethora of popular activities that are available to participate in. The self catering accommodation in Rockport may well offer fantastic views out to sea, for a small premium. All properties are guaranteed to be extremely comfortable with all the mod-cons you will need for an enjoyable stay.
For your holidays in Rockport, it is a case of - you name it, you can do it! - in this part of the world. There are some scenic coastal walks to explore here; along with a myriad water-based activities such as swimming, sailing, snorkelling, wind surfing, chartered fishing trips and even whale watching opportunities at certain times of the year. You may also enjoy a spot of kayaking and there are golf courses located close-by for you to aim for that ever elusive ‘hole in one’. Ornithologists will find that there are ample venues and opportunities for them to spot rarer species of birds and the scenic countryside and coast will be truly inspirational for keen painters and photographers.
This part of the world has a number of lighthouses protecting the coastline and these are popular attractions to visit whilst on your holidays in Rockport. The names of these are Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse and the Twin Lighthouses. Some of the more historical attractions, where you can gain a good understanding of how Rockport has come to exist today include The Halibut Point State Park, The Paper House and The James Babson Cooperage Shop.
Most people take their holidays in Rockport during the main summer months as this is when average temperatures should comfortably reach the mid-twenties degrees Celsius. The winter is definitely a different kettle of fish, with temperatures struggling to get much above freezing. Also, snowfall can be very common in Rockport from late-autumn until the spring, so do pack accordingly if you are heading to the area at this time of the year.
The nearest airport to your self catering accommodation in Rockport will be an hour’s drive south at Boston Logan International (BOS). This airport has a good choice of flights to the UK and these are operated through British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, BMI, American Airways, United Airways and Delta Airways. Most of these flights leave from London Heathrow (LHR).