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Rockport Texas Attractions

Boasting an average annual temperature comparable to that of Jacksonville or San Diego, Rockport, Texas is cooled in the summer by gentle gulf breezes. Shopping, restaurants and attractions are only minutes away from the Lighthouse Inn, and the city is renowned for its artist community offering museums, art galleries, antiques and craft stores. A major sport fishing destination, the Lighthouse Inn has built relationships with more than 75 charter captians in the area.
The city features a beautiful mile-long beach, bountiful wildlife, golf, hunting, birding and many other outdoor recreations. Guests of the Lighthouse Inn will enjoy on-property fishing, as well as our proximity to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Goose Island State Park, and the 18-hole Bill Coore-designed Rockport Country Club. Or you can satisfy your inner history buff at the elegant Fulton Mansion and the Texas Maritime Museum.

Activities & Attractions


We work with more than 200 fishing guides in the area.  Below is a list of our most active guides.  Contact the hotel for the full list of guides.

Rockport Beach

Texas’ First Blue Wave Beach

Offering a full range of onsite facilities, Rockport Beach is open to the public from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday thru Thursday and 6:00 am to Midnight on Friday and Saturday. 

Rockport Country Club Golf Course

This par 71, 18-hole 6500 yard championship golf course was designed by Bill Coore and features a slope rating of 119-125 amid 65 acres of lovely lakes and ponds hosting plentiful wildlife.

Fulton Mansion

Enjoy a glimpse into the life of a prosperous family of the past in this beautifully restored late 1800’s home, a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 

Texas Maritime Museum

Learn about Texas’ rich maritime history spanning the early days of Spanish and French exploration and settlement through the modern day quest for new oil sources. 

Rockport Center for the Arts

Offering everything from gallery exhibitions and festivals to home tours and workshops, the Rockport Center for the Arts has something for everyone.

Copano Bay State Fishing Pier

Copano Bay State Fishing Pier is a concession-operated 5.9-acre park. The unique fishing pier was cut in half to assist boat traffic, offering 2500 feet on the north and 6190 feet on the south.

Goose Island Park

Goose Island offers fishing, hiking, geocaching, boating and birding along St. Charles and Aransas Bays. The shoreline features abundant oyster shells, mud flats and marsh grasses.

Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass, Texas features an aquarium, art center, theater, casino, bowling, restaurants, ecotourism, boating and, of course, fishing!

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge offers 59,000-acres of habitat for more than 390 bird species, including the endangered whooping crane. Wildlife abounds in the brackish waters, saltwater marshes and freshwater ponds.

USS Lexington

Commissioned in 1943, the USS LEXINGTON is a World War II Essex Class aircraft carrier known for setting more records than any other Essex Class carrier in the history of naval aviation.

Texas State Aquarium

Visit the Texas State Aquarium to enjoy daily feedings, training sessions, dive shows and hands-on programs with creatures including stingrays and sharks. 

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