Commonly referred to as Rockport-Fulton, the area hosts numerous peninsulas, islands and bays, and beaches providing countless ways to explore the best of Texas's Coastline, including: Aransas Bay, Copano Bay, Mesquite Bay, St. Charles Bay, and Port Bay. Named for the rock ledge that runs along its shore, Rockport is a popular destination for its fishing as well as plentiful opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and boating. Whooping cranes call the area their winter home in the nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Birdwatching reserves and sanctuaries can be visited through local organizations such as the Aransas Bird and Nature Club. The city sponsors many festivals and expositions each year including the Oyster Fest, Seafair, a wine festival, and the annual Hummer and Birding Expo in this outdoor-oriented community of about 10,000 residents.
While Rockport's location provides solitude and privacy desired by many, it is conveniently located to larger tourist destinations Port Aransas and Corpus Christi, with additional cultural highlights and beaches. The community is diverse and friendly, and offers plenty of housing opportunities with unique neighborhoods and condominium complexes.