About Rockport, Texas
Rockport, Texas is a coastal community in the United States with over 8000 citizens. Rockport and Fulton intermingle which many refer to as “Rockport-Fulton”.
Welcome signs can be seen both crossing the bridge from Lamar, as well as coming into town from Aransas Pass.
Large windswept live oaks are a dominating feature of the area and the state’s oldest live oak, “The Big Tree,” resides on nearby Lamar Peninsula.
The Big Tree
” The community is home to The Texas Maritime Museum
Rockport is a popular tourist destination for its beach, ski basin, and sport fishing. The city’s beachfront park has won awards for “The Nation’s Cleanest Beach“, and has been voted as the #1 beach in Texas
The city hosts several fairs and exposition each year including Fiesta De La Playa, Seafair-and a Wine Festival in addition to other cultural activities that make it an exciting destination for vacationers who want some relaxation mixed with entertainment venues close by on both land-based locations as well as water-based tours. Along with those mentioned above, there are also fairs and expositions, historic sites like the Fulton Mansion, and Key Allegro Marina which is popular during certain events such as The ROC or Babes on the Bay fishing tournament.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge has been attracting birders and whooping crane enthusiasts alike. The winter season is their time to shine as they offer tours of nesting cranes for anyone interested. Many local bird clubs such as the ARBCA have contributed greatly to preserving unique areas like Connie Hagar Sanctuary where many hummingbirds migrate through on their way south this fall!
Local operators are offering wintertime tours of nesting Whooping Cranes at large wildlife refuge nearby which sits near Aransas Bird and Nature Club that preserves some other reserves including one called “Connie’s Hagar” sanctuary with easy access from migration routes for several species of Hummingbird.