Other Ideas: Good Harbor Beach; Stage Fort Park Beaches; Castle Island & Carson Beach at Fort Independence; Duxbury Beach Park; Crane Beach
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Front Beach is a smaller beach ocated just up the road from good Harbor Beach. During high tide, the stretch of sandy beach becomes thin, but that just means you can spend more time in the water.
There is floating dock that you can swim out to. Kids love it! There are aslo tide pools at low tide which are great for kids to go hunt for ea glass, shells, crabs and snails. There is an on-site bath house, and the bathrooms are clean.
There are plenty of inns and B&Bs located nearby to accommodate your beachside vacation.
Metered on-street parking on Beach Street is available adjacent to Front Beach, and long term parking is available in a privately operated lot across the street.
In season the CATA Park & Ride (Blue Gate Lane off of Route 127) provides free parking and a trolley shuttle ($1 per person) directly to downtown Rockport and Front Beach daily.
When you are finished with the beach, dry off and enjoy the number of restaurants and shops located nearby along Bearskin Neck. You can walk all the way out to the end to the rock pier for great views and refreshing breezes.
Route 127A, Rockport, MA map
Route 127A, Main Street to Beach Street
- Grab a hot dog at Top Dog - we recommend the 'Seeing Eye Dog' for something totally different and delicious.
- Stop by Roy Moore Lobster Co.for some freshly steamed lobster, & raw oysters.
- Robin's Nest is a wonderful spot for some refreshing gelato or Italian ice
- On your way home, pick up a bag of salt water taffy, or some chocolate covered somethings at Tucks Candy Store.
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