Outdoor recreation in and around Rockport and other Texas Coastal Bend communities.

Fishing in Rockport Texas- Fishermen and their catch of the day

If you’re a fishing enthusiast, the Coastal Bend is the place for you. The variety of options around Rockport are nearly unlimited, with flats and bays, open water, and, beyond the uninhabited barrier islands of San Jose and Matagorda, offshore fishing in the warm Gulf waters. For anglers of all types, this place is paradise.

Of course, even in paradise, some neighborhoods are better than others. When it comes to finding the perfect fishing spot, remember to follow the most important lesson in real estate – it’s all about location, location, location.

Robert Crumpler, a veteran Coastal Bend fisherman, and proprietor of Texas Slam Guide Service, gives the inside scoop on 4 of the best places to lay your line in the waterways around Rockport.

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Wildlife lovers from 39 countries and all 50 states flock to the Aransas Bay area each year to see an incredible variety of spectacular wading birds, warbling migratory songbirds and furtive hummingbirds. The interfaces among the Gulf, land masses and marshes serve as a nursery for 400 species of birds, including one that can only be seen in the wild here.

There are so many reasons to recommend birding in the area, says Mark Uhr, broker at Rockport Properties, but these are some highlights:

Whooping Cranes in Arkansas Bay, Texas

  1. The Whooping Crane – The population of this magnificent bird dipped to just 16 in 1941, before protections were put in place. Graceful flyers with long wingspans and a brash, trumpeting call, whooping cranes are North America’s tallest and one of its most…

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Texas Beach

In the 1950 movie Harvey, Jimmy Stewart’s best friend is a six-foot, three-inch rabbit who doesn’t actually exist.

Hurricane Harvey was a real 2017 storm that battered the Gulf coast, but if you were to walk around downtown Rockport, Texas, you might think it was also a figment of Jimmy Stewart’s imagination.

Life is largely back to normal in downtown Rockport. The big festivals, city government, recreational activities, restaurants and shops, and even the real estate market are open again for business.

Rockport Properties invites everyone to come back to Rockport and see all the progress that has been made. Here are some of the highlights and activities that are available in and around our quaint fishing village:

1. LaMardi Gras


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JANUARY –  21                             FEBRUARY –  18                           MARCH –  18

APRIL –  15                                    MAY –  20                                          JUNE –  17

JULY –  15                                     AUGUST –  19                                  SEPTEMBER – 16

OCTOBER – 21                            NOVEMBER – 18                             DECEMBER – 16


Every month there is always something fun and exciting going on in Rockport Texas. One unique way to spend a Saturday is to visit Rockport Market Days, which occurs every 3rd Saturday of each month The hours of operation are from 9am to 4pm and they are  located on the ACND Festival Grounds directly…

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Event: Wendell Family Fireworks/ Rockport Beach Park  Date: July 4, 2017 Time: 9:15 PM - 10:00 PM CDT      

Get ready for the spectacular firework show happening July 4th at the Rockport Beach Park, hosted by Wendell Family Fireworks. For over 52 years this tradition has been lighting up the skies. 

The show is set to start around 9:15 to 10:00 PM and is promised to live up to the standards you'd expect. As more awareness is made about this show, it increases the chances of being better than the previous years. The Wendell Family can't wait to share this year's show with all friends and visitors that have made this happen year after year.

Over the years, the show has grown tremendously as a privately funded event due to…

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As the “dead” prepare to take over the Live Oak Peninsula and little ghouls and ghosts are released to wander the streets looking for goodies, it’s up to us as mummies, daddies and care-givers to ensure our candy-craving children are safe this Halloween.

As we at Rockport Properties prepare our pumpkins and fill our candy cauldrons for the inevitable visits from our local witches, warlocks and werewolves, we would like to remind everyone of a few quick tips to ensure that our little ones have a safe and howling good time this Halloween. Rockport Properties presents 4 things to consider for a safe but hair-raising Halloween.

Staying Visible

Rockport Trick-orTreatingOne of the most important things to consider each and every Halloween is visibility. Not only making sure…

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Started in 1975 by local resident Bill Christian, the Rockport-Fulton Seafair was created to bridge the gap during the fall months between the departure of the summer tourists and the influx of visitors and “Winter Texans” that flock to the Live Oak Peninsula to escape the cold climes of the northern states and Canada. The 2016 Rockport-Fulton Seafair takes place at the Rockport harbor festival grounds from October 6th all the way through to October 9th and promises to be another outstanding and exciting event.

This “celebration of the sea” provides an abundance of food, activities and entertainment for the entire family over the course of 4 action packed days and is sure to become a yearly family tradition, if it hasn’t already. Attracting over 20,000…

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2016 HummerBird Celebration Rockport TexasThe 28th annual HummerBird Celebration takes flight again in Rockport and Fulton this September 15th to the 18th, 2016 and promises to deliver an experience not soon forgotten by those that love the feisty feathered flier – the hummingbird. Not only does the festival attract thousands of Ruby-throated hummingbirds during their yearly migration, but also attracts over 5,000 human visitors to the Rockport and Fulton area who want to witness first hand this marvelous display of nature.

Started in the late 1980s by a group of wildlife experts and volunteers, the festival celebrates the fall migration of the Ruby-throated hummingbirds as they pass through the Live Oak Peninsula on the way to their wintering destinations in Mexico and South America. In order…

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Rockport Festival of Wine and Food 2016

As one of this year’s proud Fleet Admiral Underwriters, Rockport Properties is pleased to be a part of the 2016 Rockport Festival of Wine and Food taking place this 2016 Memorial Day weekend on the grounds of the Texas Maritime Museum at 1202 Navigation Circle in Rockport, Texas. Established in 1997 as a way to raise operational funds for the museum, this popular festival is now celebrating its 20th year and is expected to attract well over 2,500 visitors from over 26 states to sample some of the finest wines available.

Featuring over 100 varieties of wines, beer booths, shopping vendors and live music, the Rockport Festival of Wine and Food provides plenty of opportunity to sample a large selection of world class wines and partake in some…

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Friday, May 13th to Saturday, May 14th 2016

The annual Jim Ehman Memorial Babes on the Bay fishing tournament kicks off this weekend with promises of fun in the sun and angelic anglers vying for cash prizes and bragging rights. This popular women’s only tournament attracts more than 1,200 anglers each year to the largest, one day, unrestricted tournament in the United States. Now celebrating its 17th year, this annual Rockport event provides a fantastic festival in some of the best fishing waters along the Gulf Coast.

Babes on the Bay 2016`This year as with every year, the tournament launches on Friday night with a Team Captains meeting at the fairgrounds where food vendors, a beer tent and entertainment will be available. Visitors are encouraged to walk around and take…

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