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“Great Shops and Beautiful Scenery”
Review of Bearskin Neck

Bearskin Neck
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

I'm a local and I love to visit Bearskin Neck multiple times during the year. I recently went with visiting relatives, and although it was winter, it was still beautiful and a lot of fun to visit. There are tons of shops with a variety of interesting fares. You can buy a strudel, rent a kayak (I'm sure warm weather only though), get some exquisite and unique jewelry at places like Out of the Blue and the Village Silversmith. You can have seafood, cupcakes, or get a strong coffee. There are boutiques and silly stores that sell gag gifts. A lot is packed into a relatively small area. If you walk to the end there is great spot where you can look at the harbor and beyond, sit on some rocks and just relax. Perfect for taking photos with the water and ships in the background. In the winter, it isn't too crowded but in the summer it is packed with tourists. When we went, they were having Christmas sales and my relatives picked up some nice items at a fraction of their summer prices. Parking wasn't an issue and they even turn the meters off during the Christmas season. We had a great time and spent over three hours browsing and shopping.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This used to be a fun pastiche of artists' colony and tourist mecca. Now it's a bit pretentious - shops hoping that people with lots of money will buy...anything at all. Jewelry, pet stuff, and clothing. Some great restaurants, however - so the parking nightmare might be worth it! And by all means, visit Helmut's Streudel. Yum.

Thank Letty U
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

A lovely walk to see the sun rise - and suitably wierd at Halloween when there's a Gandalf lookalike saying 'You shall not pass'. Borsair Gallery has lovely photos, the Leaf and Bean Cafe does a wicked coffee and an interesting selection of light bites and cakes.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Enjoyed the arts and shopping. Too bad there were not any pub like restaurants for a burger and beer

Thank ROC5535
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Lots of fun shops to walk through. Great views of the water and fun little walking trails. Good places to eat.

Thank Lynda P
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