Look around! From the invigorating feeling of hiking with your doggie around our acres of lakes to grilling on your patio under the palm trees, Rockport-Fulton and the entire Texas Gulf Coast area are bursting with fun things to see and do…
For warm sea breezes, blue waves, and soft sand, few places are better than Rockport Beach, certified as a Blue Wave Beach by the Clean Beaches Coalition, a national organization that promotes clean beaches around the world. Relax on the pristine sand, swim in the clear-water surf, or simply enjoy the beach’s beautiful views.
It’s for the birds
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, named by USA Today as one of the best wildlife refuges in the country, is a vast protected natural area that is home to a wide variety of animals, including several endangered species like the whooping crane, North America’s tallest bird.
Get a glimpse into 19th-century life on the Texas Gulf Coast at the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, a beautifully-restored home built with the sloping roofs and ornate detailing found in French Second Empire architecture. When it was completed, the house had gas lighting, central heating, and indoor plumbing – technology that was rare in the area at the time.
Goose Island State Park
From fishing and hiking to kayaking and birdwatching, there are many great ways to enjoy the Texas Gulf Coast. Goose Island State Park in Rockport provides an idyllic setting to relish all these adventures. Miles of hiking and biking trails take you through the park, and you can fish off the 1,620-foot pier.
Palmilla Beach Golf Club
Ranked in the top 1% by Golfweek! This public golf course in nearby Port Aransas is a true links course. The range and practice green are great and the track itself is in very good condition. Holes 3-7 are true coastal links holes and the par 3s are challenging with some great sea views. Dog friendly. Pro shop and excellent restaurant.
Rockport Cultural Arts District
Browse for one-of-a-kind pieces of art and home decor in unique shops and check out the performing arts venues and historic sites as you explore the Rockport Cultural Arts District. Designated as a cultural arts district in 2016 by the Texas Commission on the Arts, this walkable part of town is full of sculptures, art studios, and history.
Fish from the pier – one side is calm water, the other side is rougher water toward the gulf. It’s a peaceful spot to fish. The pier is long, so bring a wagon and good shoes. Dog friendly – people are friendly too. Restroom is available at the entrance.
Schoenstatt Shrine and Stella Maris Chapel
Offer up your prayers at two of the Gulf Coast’s most unique places of worship. The Schoenstatt Shrine is a small chapel modeled after the original in Germany, while the 1858-built Stella Maris Chapel is the first recorded church in Aransas County and the oldest building in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi.
USS Lexington Museum
Just 30 minutes away in nearby Corpus Christi, the USS Lexington was reportedly sunk four times in WW2, but returned each time to fight again. Both guided and self-guided tours are available. Don’t miss it.
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Shop ‘til you drop!
Visit the BIG Walmart and HEB right up the road, or hop in the car and head into Fulton, Rockport, or nearby Corpus Christi, for healthcare, hospitals, grocery stores, movie theaters, and the La Palmera Mall.