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 10 attractions in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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

210 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    147
    55
    8
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Coupeville, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Visiting here and kayaking was our plan. The park was closed - the parking lot was full - they weren't even taking walk-ins!

Was this review helpful? Yes
wilmington
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We go in a back entrance off the road and walk past big old quarries out to the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The walk is beautiful, the quarries are beautiful and the ocean is spectacular.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wonderful views, terrific (and well maintained) walking trails, extraordinary clambering on the rocks right on the water...what more could you want? You can easily spend 1/2 a day here, even more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You need to be able to walk but the distance is not far. Nothing to dislike.n The view and the quarry are spectacular.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went one Sunday with a Friend and my 4 year old Black Labrador. It was a great walk for all of us and we got to walk all the way to the ocean which was low tide so of course my lab loved it. It was peaceful and relaxing. I look forward to going there again. Maybe bringing a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Castle, PA
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
61 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walked the trail around the quarry while using the informational pamphlet from the visitor's center. Also took the trail down to the beach and walked around on the rocks. My four year old enjoyed that part a lot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wethersfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Love the walk and view! Quarry was picturesque! Met some nice propel, lovely conversation! Saw a bride and groom!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenwich, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a lovely spot with very interesting history, outstanding views and amazing rocks. A nice walk and awesome quarry. What hard work those men who worked in the quarry had.A nice video in visitors center was very helpful. Whenever we visit the Cape Ann area, this is our regular place to walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Plenty of off roading options, but the pre-established trail is not long, yet offers incredible vistas. Stop by the visitor's center, which has a great museum on the former quary, and climb to the top of the viewing tower. Wear tennis shoes so you can climb all the rocks down by the beach. Parking is $2.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Just about as far North as you can go on Cape Ann / Rockport, this little hidden gem is a great place to just take in the scenery. The Quarry is majestic and quite awe-inspiring. Please be careful though. If you take a couple of risks and follow the posted signs, you can make your way down almost to the... 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?

If you own or manage Halibut Point State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing