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

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone Number: 978-546-2997
Website
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fee: Yes
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Prospecting
Description: Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine...
Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 335 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 243
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Amazing views!!

A must-see for those visiting the North Shore. Easy walking trails and spectacular views. We even saw a seal pop his head up!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Kimberly S
,
Needham, Massachusetts
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Needham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must-see for those visiting the North Shore. Easy walking trails and spectacular views. We even saw a seal pop his head up!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stone Ridge, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A little bit of everything! Weird WW2 lookout post, great rocky ledges, quarries. small but interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
VT
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved this park. We didn't see the whole thing because it was really just meant as a stretch your legs before driving back to VT. It was easy to get to from our hotel beach in Rockport and the trail we took was beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I were here on our honeymoon and walked 2.5 miles to get their from Bearskin Neck. We got there at 2:00 in the afternoon and they weren't letting anyone in! Said the park was "full" but they couldn't tell us what the maximum capacity was. They said they'd open the park at 3:15 again. 5 cars left... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were there in middle of week, ample parking. Pay for parking at machine in middle of lot. Put ticket on windshield. This whole process could use better instructions. Nice little picnic area across from parking lot. Rest rooms in parking lot. Visitors Center not open. Maps of trails not available. Luckily I had printed one from internet. View of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Walk through the woods. Step over rocks. Rest by the ocean. See a seagull gobble up a crab. Relax. What's not to like?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashburn, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very nice you can stand on the rocks and ocean wanted can touch you toes would recommend tennis shoes I went in flip flops not a good idea good for photo shoots and awesome to climb

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Park is very unasuming from the road. There were picnic tables around parking lot for before or after in the park. When you first go in the park towards the quarry there are bathrooms. when trail opens up at the quarry you can see what our ancestors were able to do. But the real treat is when you go past... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Winchester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you don't have much time to travel along the coast, this is a "concentrate" of the ocean views of Northern New England: bold rocks at Halibut Point, protected harbors in Rockport nearby. Nice small town atmosphere in the Rockford center (many tourists) and beautiful, not so crowded. Great view to protected harbors with boats from Wharf Rd.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

GREAT place for a picnic on the rock quarry...worth the parking fee. Plenty of birds, nice view, bathrooms accessible.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Halibut Point State Park also viewed

Rockport, Cape Ann
Rockport, Cape Ann
 
Rockport, Cape Ann
Rockport, Cape Ann
 

Been to Halibut Point State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Halibut Point State Park

Address: Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone Number: 978-546-2997
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Rockport
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Halibut Point State Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
11 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Halibut Point State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?