Destination guide

Idyllic ocean escapes in Rockport

Boasting one of the prettiest harbors on Maine's Atlantic seaboard, the town of Rockport enjoys a stunning coastal location, great access to local parks, trails and beaches and a picturesque downtown. Choose a Rockport vacation rental during the summer months for lazy beach days, exhilarating sailing on oh-so-blue waters and the gastronomic treats of the lobster shacks. Fall and springtime are more peaceful seasons for exploring the trails and beaches. Or, choose a Rockport vacation rental in the winter months to see this picture-perfect town under a dusting of snow or to ski, snowboard or toboggan at the Camden Snow Bowl.

Things to do

Enjoy a taste of Rockport

The Maine Lobster Festival in neighboring Rockland draws the crowds to the area in August with live music and a full program of family-friendly events. But you can enjoy this Maine specialty throughout the season at Rockport's fine-dining restaurants and bustling lobster shacks. Local cheese companies and wineries also make for delicious days out from your Rockport vacation rental. For a more cultural flavor, Rockport's opera house hosts theater and community events in its historic clapperboard home on the oceanfront. And, of course, the trails in nearby state parks are ripe for exploring.

Activities

Rockport's coastal charm

Lying halfway between its fellow picturesque coastal towns of Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor, Rockport is an ideal stopping-off point on any driving tour of Maine's Atlantic coast. Its pretty harbor, vibrant dining scene and inspiring galleries offer plenty of reasons to stay and explore. Head to Rockport Harbor's flower-filled Marine Park where you can pat the statue of the village's most famous resident, Andre the seal. From here, set sail from the little harbor, fish from the dock or stroll the coastal paths to the neighboring, and equally picturesque, port of Camden.

Weather

Rockport through the seasons

Winter sports enthusiasts can book a Rockport vacation rental December through March to enjoy the pistes at Camden Snow Bowl. Just 10 minutes from Rockport, it offers superb ski and toboggan runs with night skiing and stunning ocean vistas. In summer, temperatures climb into the 70s and the water calls. Don't miss the opportunity to head out on to the ocean yourself. Whether you hire a kayak to paddle round the calm waters of Rockport harbor or charter a schooner to explore the Rockport and Penobscot Bays under billowing sailcloth, you're sure of an unforgettable day out.

Natural features

Get outdoors in Rockport

Rockport is the ideal base for outdoor activities. You have world-class sailing, golfing, bicycling, birdwatching and hiking on the doorstep of any Rockport vacation rental. Or, head to Camden Hills State Park to climb Mount Battie for sweeping views over the local area, the forested hillsides and the Atlantic. From Rockwood, the Ragged Mountain Trail offers some of the best views in the region. Hike through hardwood forests to a granite mountain top where you can take in the scenery.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Rockport

Fly into Rockland, ME (RKD-Knox County Regional), the closest airport, located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Wiscasset, ME (ISS), which is 33 mi (53.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Rockport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 421 vacation rentals near Rockport. From 214 Houses to 115 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rockport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rockport?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rockport:

  • Glen Cove: 26 vacation rentals
  • Port Clyde: 109 vacation rentals
  • Saint George: 248 vacation rentals
  • Searsport: 141 vacation rentals
  • Round Pond: 35 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rockport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rockport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rockport Marine Park: 778 vacation rentals
  • Samoset Resort Golf Course: 736 vacation rentals
  • Andre the Seal Statue: 779 vacation rentals
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art: 778 vacation rentals
  • Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center: 1,448 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rockport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rockport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 214 Houses in Rockport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rockport include:

  • Cottages: 115 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 115 rentals available
  • Cabins: 115 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rockport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 28 vacation rentals with pool available in Rockport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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