Family-Friendly Summer Guide to Rockport Beach

A family of three enjoy a picnic on Rockport Beach.

Summer days are here to stay for a long while in Rockport, Texas, just in time for school and work breaks. You and your family should head to our seaside town and enjoy a plethora of things to do! Our summer air is beautifully cooled by gentle gulf breezes, making average temperatures comparable to that of Jacksonville or San Diego. It’s truly a wonderful time to visit, and no one places you near all the fun activities and attractions than The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay. Shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, and other popular attractions are only minutes away from our waterfront boutique Rockport, TX hotel. Looking forward to a relaxing getaway? You and yours can enjoy a day in at the inn, lounging in luxurious accommodations with modern amenities, along with waterfront scenery, a private fishing pier, and more. While in town, follow our family-friendly summer guide to Rockport Beach! Keep reading for more—

Spend Your Summer Days at Rockport Beach

Rockport Beach is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, offering a wide range of onsite facilities. The beach is open from 6:00 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Fun fact: Rockport Beach is the state’s first one-mile long Blue Wave Beach, boasting picnic cabanas, beach palapas, restrooms, playgrounds, pavilions, fishing piers, boat ramps, and so much more. Back in 2018, it was voted “the number one Texas beach” by USA Today! We have listed five beach activities to enjoy with your family this summer—see below: 

  1. Bring your fishing poles and find a spot on one of the Rockport Beach Piers

  2. Pack up leftovers from Palm Room Grill and share a picnic meal with your family

  3. Stretch your birding wings and see how many species on this list you can spot

  4. Play a match (or two) of beach volleyball on the sand courts dotting the beach 

  5. Bask in the sun and let your little ones progress through their summer reading

As you can see, there are lots of summery activities to enjoy with your family at Rockport Beach. Need more suggestions? Our knowledgeable staff are more than happy to offer local beach recommendations. 

Get ready for a summer at the beach in Rockport, TX with The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay with your family. We have the best boutique accommodations, from deluxe guestrooms and spacious suites, suitable for any traveler. Book your stay with us online today!