We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Halibut Point State Park

Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
978-546-2997
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Prospecting
Fee: Yes
Traveler Description:   Great birdwatching site, excellent paths for runners or walkers, with high, panoramic 270 degree ocean views from the grout pile overlook... more »
Write a Review

265 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    193
    63
    9
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
calgary
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

terrific paths, ocean views, history and fantastic quarry. The ocean air and opportunity to learn and stretch our legs in such a well maintained landmark were much appreciated

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brandon
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our walk around the park. The fall colors were gorgeous all around the quarry, though it was very wind at the point.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Interesting walk in a former granite quarry. Good coastal scenery but as a regular visitor to the American State Parks, it is not a spectacular visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockport, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Halibut Point State Park and adjacent Halibut Point Reservation are among the most beautiful places in the USA. The park is never crowded, but in summer the limited parking space fills quickly. The best way to come then is by bike. There's no entry fee for bikers or hikers, only parking fee for cars ($2). In the park, the huge... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Letchworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A lovely walk through thisnoark. You can do long or short walks and on a clear day has fabulous views. Remember to pay for your parking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Perfect place for an athletic almost bouldering stroll along the shore. Scramble endlessly over rocks till you find the perfect flat spot for lunch or a rest. Cool stuff in the tidal pools. Don't miss the trail around the quarry.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, Pa
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went at the end of a day, and now can't wait to go back & take a picnic lunch. Views are breathtaking! Absolutely spectacular scenery! We loved it! There is a bit of a hike to get to the park, and it is on a nicely mulched trail....must wear comfortable shoes! Well worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
altoona, pa United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Quarry and beach walk are easy and well marked. Attend the tower museum. Worth it! Not a long walk to the rocky beach and back. There are tables for lunch to sit in the sun or shade.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
30 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Located at the very tip of Cape Ann north of Boston, a jutting of land that contains Gloucester and Rockport, lies Halibut Point State Park. For two bucks you can park and stroll around an old quarry within spitting distance of the ocean -- leading us to wonder if nearby Rockport was named for a port where they transshipped rocks.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a spectacular state park set at the end of the earth. You will see what remains from a large granite quarry and breathtaking ocean views. You can hike trails around the quarry, through the woods and down the rocky shoreline. If this isn't enough you can climb the tower and get a birds eye view of this amazing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Halibut Point State Park also viewed

Rockport, Cape Ann
Rockport, Cape Ann
 

Been to Halibut Point State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing