Front & Back Beaches, Downtown Rockport

Front Beach

Front Beach, Rockport

Route 127A, Main Street to Beach Street, Downtown Rockport

Sandy Bay acts as the beautiful backdrop for Front Beach, the perfect beach for the swimmer in your group! During high tide, the sandy beach real estate is hard to come by, but that just means more time in the water. 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.
Front Beach

Richard Correale –

Back Beach

Back Beach, Rockport

Route 127A, Beach Street in Downtown Rockport

Back Beach is home to one of the best scuba diving areas in the region. Dive in and discover the submerged world underneath the beautiful ocean. The sandy and rocky beach is perfect for divers, swimmers and walkers.  On summer Sunday evenings, the Rockport Legion Band performs free outdoor concerts at the bandstand located just across the street from Back Beach.

  • Metered on-street parking is available along the entire extent of Back Beach.