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“Baby Seagulls!”
Review of Rockport Beach

Rockport Beach
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A mile-long sandy beach that offers swimming and a variety of water sports.
Reviewed July 11, 2011

We happened to go at a time when the baby seagulls had recently hatched. They were everywhere and adorable! There were also lots of migratory birds, including some I had never seen before. The beach and the many playscapes were great for the kids, but they didn't get to spend much time in the water. There were lots of jellyfish. The park is clean, the bathrooms are clean, and the water is clean.

6  Thank TexasBeachgoer1
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FamilyPerfect, Manager at Rockport Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2011

Thank you for your comments. The gulls had a banner birth year. I've never seen so many kids running around. You also may have noticed the streamlined, colorful, long beaked Black Skimmers that are nesting in the fenced area of what we call the "circle" at the back of the park. These birds were once, but are no longer on the endangered list. This year they produced 23 babies, and hopefully, many will survive. The young are now large enough to no longer be a target for most predators. The bird known as the Royal Tern also nested in the park this year for the first time in about 50 years. They had a successful nesting season, but they were not as visible to visitors, due to their nesting area being deeper in the sanctuary. Birders, of course, kept track of them and their numbers daily. Other species nested on the islands in the Ski Basin. The birds typically start settling into their nesting sites in May, and babies start appearing mid-late June. The mix of birds and people works pretty well. They even tolerate the July 4th fireworks over the bay. Hope you return next year and enjoy them again.

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

This is a very clean family friendly beach. There are picnic tables and playgrounds. It is also beautiful

9  Thank Tesshall
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FamilyPerfect, Manager at Rockport Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2011

We appreciate your comments, and they will be passed on to our park maintenance staff start beach cleaning work daily at 6:00a.m., so that by 9:00a.m. incoming visitors will be pleased from the start of their visit to our compact, but special beach.

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Wow - what a great place to bring small children. The water is shallow for quite a distance and the waves are small. Covered picnic shelters are a great escape from the sun when you need a break. The beach and grounds were very clean including multiple playgrounds, bathrooms and grassy play areas. For those with boats there are boat ramps and a protected ski area.

Best of all - no drunken frat boys.

11  Thank alhazen
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FamilyPerfect, Manager at Rockport Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2011

Thank you for your comments about our beach park. We do place on focus on making this a family friendly park based on what our resources offer. We hope that you'll return again soon and often.

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Reviewed May 12, 2009

After a disappointing visit to Port Aransas beaches, we decided we had to see Texas' "only Blue Wave certified beach". What a pleasant surprise! It was so clean and beautiful. I thought that the water might be a little still and stagnant since it was in a bay, but there were great waves and a refreshing sea breeze.There were picnic benches with grills on a grassy area, and permanent beach umbrellas throughout the length of the beach.There are also 4 large pavilions with public restrooms and showers, and a salt water lagoon to swim in. You could actually go quite far out into the water and still be waist deep. Even the fishing pier was spotless & the view from the pier was beautiful. We also enjoyed checking out all the different birds.
For only $4 you could get a parking permit that allows you to go in and out all day. There is also a free area at the entrance where you can park and walk in. We were happy to have our money contribute to such a great park, however.
I am so impressed with the city of Rockport and its residents' efforts at maintaining their beautiful coastline. When we return for a weekend getaway, it will be to Rockport.

15  Thank TxKiki
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Reviewed April 8, 2009

This is one of the best places to go to for a family weekend getaway. The place is very clean and is very kid friendly.

6  Thank BABY22
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