North Cove Harbor Wetlands

North Cove Harbor Wetlands

Looking for a place to enjoy nature?

North Cove Harbor Wetland Sanctuary and boardwalk is the perfect place to go.

The Sanctuary is a special place that should not be missed. This sanctuary is home to many different species of birds, fish, and mammals all year long! The 100-acre wetland has an 800-foot boardwalk with covered areas at the end for you to sit back and enjoy nature’s beauty while taking in what’s around you.

North Cove Harbor Wetlands Sanctuary
North Cove Harbor Wetlands 

During winter, the site offers visitors great views. It becomes even more beautiful when transitioning from summer into fall. During the winter months, you can find Tri-colored Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, Brown Pelicans, and more just waiting for your glance. Depending on the rains you may even see an occasional blue crab looking for some baitfish.

We found a great site showing the different birds found around the boardwalk.

Birds of Aransas County – PhotoSpydie

Rockport is located just across a narrow bay from Padre Island on the Gulf Coast in southern Texas. This whole area is appreciated by birders for its huge numbers of birds supported year round and being a stopping point for thousand of migrating birds in spring and fall. Steve (S.

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If you want to experience this beautiful sanctuary yourself below we have provided the map directions to get you there.

Here is s map of how to get to the viewing area:


Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

Map to the Cove Harbor Wetlands and Boardwalk viewing area

You can find out more about the site by going to Aransas First by clicking on the website found below:

Texas Land Trust located in Aransas County – Aransas First

Identify, acquire, and protect sensitive Coastal Bend Habitat essential to the nurture of birds and other wildlife. To increase public awareness of ecosystems, unique to the area through education, access, and participation.

America First

Of Course, there are lots of other things to see and do in the Aransas County / Rockport Fulton area. Visit our Main activities Page for more information on what to do and see next.

While at the North Cove Harbor Wetlands Sanctuary & Boardwalk you may get hungry and thirsty.

about 5 min away is a great restaurant called Paradise Keys Bar & Grill. They have some great food and nice cold drinks. On the Upper deck, you can enjoy views of Aransas Bay, the intercoastal canal, and the Viewing area boardwalk.

You can always see what’s going on at Rockport Beach Park on our live feed camera. Here it is:

Rockport Beach
Rockport Beach Park Live feed.

You can also see our latest Facebook Feed to see what’s going on around the area.

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