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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Rockport?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 245 holiday lettings around Rockport. From 38 flats & apartments to 46 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Rockport?

Nothing comes close to the feeling of sand between your toes and the taste of sea salt on your lips. It's time to rally the clan for some lively beach action. HomeAway has 112 beachside holiday homes to check out. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has heaps more options, including:

  • 96 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 67 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 56 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Rockport in a large group?

Getting together with your favourite people can be so much fun, especially when you're staying under the one roof somewhere new! If you'll be visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help you. At the moment, house holiday rentals are the hottest thing for big groups of visitors here, and you'll find 23 featured on our database. Rental accommodation in this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • On the hunt for rentals that can fit 6 of you? We have 60 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just £134 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be happy to hear that there are 54 rental properties that are perfect. You can book one for as little as £138 a night.
  • Seeking out rentals suitable for 7 people? You'll be thrilled to know we have 38 that'll be ideal. You can secure one from just £169 a night.

You and all your buddies will be well catered to when you book your Rockport holiday through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Rockport?

Say au revoir to boring cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms! Revel in the freedom of living like one of the locals in a value-for-money holiday rental instead. Check out all the unique options available now on HomeAway. Ipswich has bargain written all over it. And with 6 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £95 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Another 5 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Prides Crossing. With an average price of £218 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging about.