Welcome to Rockport Beach!
Rockport Beach is a beautiful coastal beach located in Rockport, Texas. It is the perfect location for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing with family and friends.
What makes us unique is our shallow waters, which are perfect for swimmers of all ages who want to enjoy the ocean without getting too deep. Come and take a break from your busy day to day life and enjoy the beauty of Rockport Beach.
Rockport Beach is a Blue Wave Beach. This means our Beach is litter free, has handicap accessibility, public restroom facilities and swimmable waters. There are only three other Blue Wave Beaches on Texas’ Gulf Coast.
6am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday
6am - 12pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a fee to enter the Rockport Beach?
Yes, there is a $10 daily or $40 annual vehicle parking fee. Residents of Aransas County can purchase annual parking permits with proof of residency at the ACND office for $20 (M-F from 8am to 4:30pm). There is no charge to enter by foot or bicycle.
Can I drive on the beach?
No, all vehicles must stay in designated driving/parking areas.
Are dogs (animals) permitted in the Rockport Beach?
No, we're sorry, but dogs are not permitted inside the beach, since it is a bird sanctuary. However, dogs are permitted on a leash at a small beach area just outside the entrance to the Rockport Beach.
Do you allow bonfires on the beach?
No, there are no open flames of any kind allowed. This includes Chinese/Friendship Lanterns!
Is there a location for picnicking?
Yes, there are 65 individual picnic sites spread throughout Rockport Beach. Each site has a covered picnic table with a barbecue grill. These sites are first come/first served.
Do you allow fireworks?
No, fireworks of any kind are NOT allowed, even when there is no burn ban in effect.
Is there a playground for children?
Yes, there are several playground/swing sites along the beachfront.
Is overnight camping permitted inside the Rockport Beach?
No, overnight camping is not permitted on the Rockport Beach.
Are we allowed to bring tents/EZ ups?
Yes, while we don't allow overnight camping you may bring tents/EZ ups to set up for shade.
Is fishing permitted inside the Rockport Beach?
Yes, fishing is permitted just about anywhere, including a popular 800-foot pier at the North end of the beach. Two off-limit fishing sites are the boat dock and the Saltwater pool.
Is sailing permitted?
Yes and no! Wind powered watercraft are not permitted in Little Bay, which is often congested with water skiers and jet ski's during the summer months. However, sail boats, sail boarding, and other wind powered activities are permitted on the Aransas Bay side of the Beach.
Rockport Beach is a certified Blue Wave Beach
Texas Beach Watch is a program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and administered by the Texas General Land Office to monitor water quality at Texas' recreational beaches.
When bacteria levels in the water exceed the acceptable standards established by the EPA, the GLO works with local governments to issue advisories warning the public not to swim in affected waters.
The Clean Beaches Coalition (CBC) is a network of coastal organizations and individuals committed to promoting clean, healthy, and well managed beaches around the world.