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Halibut Point State Park

Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
978-546-2997
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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 »
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous and clean State Park on the Atlantic. History, Ocean Views and beautiful Trails too. Close to Route 127 and parking is easy .

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Cornwall
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Take a picnic and a towel and have a picnic on the granite beach. Don't forget to visit the visitor centre and climb the tower.

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London
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Really lovely place to stop off for an hour or two. Nice easy walks, great views over the sea and a pretty good visitor centre. $2 for the parking - well worth it!!

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Get there early or forget it- limited parking - reasonable fee- walk the beautiful trails to the Quarry, which is stunning, walk the trails down to the ocean ( there is NO beach here,) but you could picnic on the rocks. Plenty of flat rocks with fantastic tide pools. The little ones were able to climb around the rocks with... More

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East Sussex
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143 reviews 143 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great place for a quiet stroll with fabulous scenic views. You can get right down to the beach if you want.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Halibut Point State Park is well worth a visit - for only $2 you can park your car and wander through forest trails to a beautiful quarry and meander your way down more trails to the ocean. The views are gorgeous, the trails are well sign-posted and it's a really fun and easy way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an easy walk for anyone who wants the views of their life. $2 parking fee reasonable. You get to walk around a quarry and also go down to the shore. Highly recommended for families, since the walking is easy, but don't let the kids out on the outlooks over the quarry!

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have the good fortune of living close enough to Halibut Point State Park to visit it frequently. It is a great place to walk, alone or with family or dogs. They must be leashed. There are quiet paths through the woods which wind around the quarrys and then out to the ocean. The view is perfect. There are trails... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Halibut Point S.P. is located at the northeast corner of Cape Ann, in the quintessential, picture perfect New England fishing village of Gloucester, MA. However, the park's history and central attraction is completely unrelated to the sea. The park is located on a former granite quarry, dating from the early 19th century. In the visitor's center (once a fire tower)... More

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42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The view of the open ocean is majestic! It is so nice to walk on the boulders and breathe the ocean, watch very friendly seagulls, and just sit and relax. There is no hiking there; just a walk on the boulders. Also, the view of the quarry is very nice. Parking is limited, but is very cheap: $2. There is... More

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