Rockport (Texas)

Rockport is a small city in the South Barrier Coast region of Texas, about 45 minutes north up the Gulf of Mexico coast from Corpus Christi. It's right between Copano Bay to the west, on the coast of Aransas Bay. Aransas Bay is around 4 miles wide at this point, with the Gulf of Mexico beyond.

Get in

The primary way to enter Rockport is via Corpus Christi then Portland. Take Highway 181 to 35, in Rockport turn on Business 35. It's approximately 3.5 hours south of San Antonio. Be careful, the roads seem to be heavily patrolled by police.

There is also a very nice airport near Fulton, just a few miles north, though Corpus Christi is the nearest commercial airport. Many of the major airlines fly into Corpus, though most flights originate in Houston or San Antonio.

Get around

Local transit seems to largely be via automobile.

See

Do

Eat

Also see nearby Fulton, which has some really good restaurants.

Sleep

Connect

WiFi is rare here. The Holiday Inn Express is one of the few places that has free WiFi.

The town is well covered by mobile providers, including Sprint CDMA and AT&T GSM.

Go next

North of town across the bay is the Goose Island State Park, which includes a tree over a thousand years old, a huge fishing pier, and free WiFi Internet access from the Visitors Center. Day passes are available for $2 per person.

Routes through Rockport

Corpus Christi Jct S  S  N  Fulton Houston


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