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If you are dreaming about kicking back and relaxing under the sun at a beautiful beach while the waves lap lazily to shore, a stay in a lovely Rockport beach house may be in order. The sun-kissed Texas coast may be in your own backyard or may be far from home, and either way, you will enjoy the incredible comforts and conveniences of staying in a well-equipped beach house located just steps from the shoreline. Your vacation home may have a well-stocked kitchen, private bedrooms, a huge deck or patio and other amenities that make you feel right at home in Rockport.
A trip to Rockport would not be complete without spending ample time relaxing under the sun on the beach, and you may be able to access the beach by walking just a few steps from your vacation rental. There are other nearby beaches that you can enjoy as well, including those at Port Aransas, Mustang Island State Park, Goose Island State Park, North Padre Island, Corpus Christi and others.
You may have plans to spend the majority of your time in Rockport at the beach, but you will need a break from the sun from time to time. When you want to get out of your beach house without getting in the sun, you can tour the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor to learn more about the wildlife in the area. You can also tour the Texas Maritime Museum to learn more about the fascinating coastal history for the state. The Rockport Art Center is a spectacular venue that art lovers will not want to miss out on. You can also tour the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site.
Rockport may not be a big city, but it has a fascinating nightlife that you will love. There are many unique bars and pubs that have live music, pool, darts and more for you to enjoy with your friends while you share a few drinks or shots. After a fun-filled day at the beach, some of the local spots to visit include Grog Bar, Poor Man's Country Club, Sugar Shack, Paradise Key Dockside Bar and Grill, Fulton Beach Bar and Grill and several others.
There is not a bad time of the year to visit Rockport thanks to the warm summers and mild winters that the area is known for. Rockport has a humid subtropical climate, which is similar to many locations along the Gulf of Mexico is the southeastern United States. Average summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, but there are some days that exceed 100 degrees. In the winter, it rarely freezes along the coast, and there is barely any snowfall or ice accumulation from year to year. The average winter temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. The majority of the rainfall coincides with the wet weather season for the coast, which spans across July through September.
Reaching Rockport can seem a little complicated, but the effort will be well-rewarded. While the town is located next to Corpus Christi, the airport in Corpus Christi is very small and has limited flights. Most people will travel into the Houston or San Antonio international airports. From Houston, you can travel south or southwest along Highway 35 to reach Rockport. From San Antonio, travel southeast on Interstate 37 to reach Highway 35. Highway 35 passes through Rockport.