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Halibut Point State Park

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Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
+1 978-546-2997
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Rocky shoreline and sunsets

I studied the map and found that this could be the nicest place for sunsets, and I gave it a walk... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Guangzhou, China
Unexpected treasure

We so enjoyed Halibut State Park! It was a short drive from where we were staying, very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Scramble across ledges scarred by the granite industry and examine tide pools teeming with marine life.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“old quarry” (37 reviews)
“on the rocks” (47 reviews)
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Gott Ave, Rockport, MA 01966
+1 978-546-2997
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I studied the map and found that this could be the nicest place for sunsets, and I gave it a walk, on the rock. It was quite a relaxing trip and the North Atlantic breeze really curing. What a lazy afternoon there!

Thank simonfung888
Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed Halibut State Park! It was a short drive from where we were staying, very interesting, and very peaceful when we were there.

Thank Mommasw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a leisurely morning walk and it was pretty cool. You can do the self guided quarry walking tour and learn about the history of the location. You can also walk down to the ocean and explore the tide pools when the...More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are passing by Rockport and you can spare come time here. There is a Quarry with few birds. Then you can pass through some shrubs & bushes and you will reach the Seashore but on rocks instead of sand. You can wander and...More

Thank EspritSaro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited Halibut Point in the later afternoon, as the sunset photo opportunities were spectacular. You will want to allow a couple hours at the least to have time to walk some trails, sit and view the sights, and of course take plenty of...More

Thank Walter E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luckily we stayed close by to this state park as there is a chargeable car park otherwise. We enjoyed wandering the varying pathways and seeing the stunning ocean views. The quarry does not allow swimming and we never saw anyone abusing this. However it would...More

Thank TheWoods04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent about two hours here on a Friday morning/afternoon. Could definitely have spent more time, but unfortunately didn't bring a lunch. Great place to sit and soak up the sun, watch the waves, have a picnic, climb some rocks...would definitely recommend. Parking was 5$ for...More

Thank R_OConnor14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice peaceful area to take a picnic or do some sunning, but there is no beach. $10 parking fee for non-residents. It's a bit of a hike down to the ocean from the parking lot, but definitely worth it.

Thank PMiers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park - with gorgeous views of Ipswich Bay. well maintained, marked and well labeled. Good pair of walking shoes recommended - paths in good shape but one may want to climb over the rocks.

Thank BostonStevie
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A great place to walk and enjoy the scenery. Watch out for the poison ivy though. The trails are narrow and the ivy is at ankle level and hard to see. Hopefully we will not break out in a rash. they need to remove the...More

1  Thank lovenorthshore2017
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julian b
22 June 2017|
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Response from lighthouselady63 | Reviewed this property |
I use GPS or Google maps. As mentioned by another, parking is limited due to very small lot. Best go on a week day and even better in the off season!
Jennifer B
27 May 2017|
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Response from Amy N | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog at the end of April and didn't have any issues.
Laurie R
24 August 2016|
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Response from soxskier | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the main trail around the quarry is quite smooth, so most larger jogging strollers (Jeep or Bob-types) would work fine. A smaller umbrella stroller wouldn't work so well. There are smaller side trails and trails that... More