8 Bells, shop on Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma.
Motif #1, Rockport Harbor, Rockport, Ma.
Floating Lotus, Rockport, Ma.

Rockport, Massachusetts

Bearskin Neck in Rockport is a seaside shopping enclave like no other in Massachusetts. Many shops housed in weatherworn shingled cottages are easily walkable on a peninsula jutting out into Rockport Harbor. Views of the ocean, harbor and the striking red fishing shack known as Motif #1 are seen between the shops and at the end of Bearskin Neck. Dock Square and Main St. have plenty more shops to explore. Mostly a seasonal summertime destination, many Rockport shops also open for holiday shopping and Rockport New Year's Eve. No chains here. Small eclectic shops offer jewelry, clothing, accessories, gifts, fair trade items and Christmas decorations. Several art galleries showcase local creations. Helmut's Strudel, Tuck's Candy Factory and Rockport Fudgery are great for snacking as well as gift giving. Picturesque Rockport has inns and B&B's too with historic architecture and beautiful furnishings. Stay for the day or a week. Rockport has lots to do plus seafood restaurants and beaches. This Cape Ann beauty is delightful in summer, as well as during the holidays and New Year's Eve.

SHOPPING | GENERAL | MAPS | RESTAURANTS | ACCOMMODATIONS | ACTIVITIES | KIDS | SHOW ALL

Shops
8 Bells - vintage home decor; also, items for the garden; 8 Bearskin Neck, WEBSITE
Alikat - CLOSED; comfortable women's clothing, including Fresh Produce, Color Me Cotton, Chalet, Willow; 2 Bearskin Neck, WEBSITE
Art Nook Gallery - 58 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-0056WEBSITE
Art of David Arsenault - 8 Dock Sq., 518-466-9093WEBSITE
Beadles Bead Shop - MOVED to Chelmsford, MA and Nashua, NH; great variety of beads; classes for children, first timers and advanced students; , 978-546-2223WEBSITE
Bearskin Neck Country Store - store with toys, knick knacks, souvenirs, penny candy and more; 40 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-3620WEBSITE
Bearskin Neck Leathers - leather goods and footware; located on Bearskin Neck; 7 Old Harbor Rd., 978-546-2258WEBSITE
Carol Lee's Cottage - 24 Bearskin Neck, 978-309-8445WEBSITE
China Gifts - small gift shop, mentioned on yelp.com; 21 Dock Sq., 978-546-9049WEBSITE
Christmas Dove - 4 Dock Sq., 978-546-6191WEBSITE
Earth's Treasures - 46 Bearskin Neck, WEBSITE
Floating Lotus - Asian imports; crafts, jewelry, clothing, instruments, Tibetan rugs, home decor; 27 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-2367WEBSITE
Good Dog Gallery - 49 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-1364WEBSITE
Happy Whale Toy Store - toys, stuffed animals, dolls, books, games; on Bearskin Neck; 59 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-6331WEBSITE
House of Glass - assortment of glass items, gifts, cards, candles; 59 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-6331WEBSITE
John Tarr Store - 49 Main St., 978-546-6524WEBSITE
Kaihlanen Gallery - paintings by artist/owner, Lauri Kaihlanen; located on Bearskin Neck; 61 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-9818WEBSITE
Kala:Roopa - hand crafted items from around the world; jewlery, belts, blankets; on Bearskin Neck; 43 Bearskin Neck, 617-222-0683WEBSITE
Katie's Gift Shop - 3 Mt. Pleasant St., 978-546-9018WEBSITE
La Provence - 4 Main St., 978-546-5868WEBSITE
Lula's Pantry - kitchen ware and linens, home decor, specialty foods; 5 Dock Sq., 978-546-0010WEBSITE
My Sea Baby - infant clothing, toys, books, furniture; located in downtown Rockport; 17 Mt. Pleasant St., 646-251-0574WEBSITE
One Ocean One Love Shop - 6 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-3929WEBSITE
Paper Mermaid - 57 Main St., 978-546-3553WEBSITE
Pewter Shop - 16 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-2105WEBSITE
R3 Sons Fun Emporium - CLOSED; novelty shop; 6 Dock Sq., WEBSITE
Rockport Books - new pop up book shop open for holiday shopping; part of local chain, Hugo Books; bestsellers, children's books, special orders; 1A Main St., 978-475-0413WEBSITE
Rockport Candle Co. - 45 Bearskin Neck, 978-631-0924WEBSITE
Rockport Fudgery - fresh fudge made daily; cider, candy, elephant ears flaky cinnamon pastry; 4 Tuna Wharf, 978-546-2030WEBSITE
Sand Castles - 9 Mt. Pleasant St., 978-546-9002WEBSITE
Sea Again - 14 Dock Sq., 978-309-8335WEBSITE
Sea Bags - 6 Dock Sq., 207-939-3783WEBSITE
Shore Thing - 41 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-7705WEBSITE
The Last Resort - 48 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-5056WEBSITE
Toad Hall Bookstore - CLOSED; new pop up bookstore nearby called Rockport Books, part of local chain, Hugo Books; 1A Main St., WEBSITE
Tuck's Candy Factory - 7 Dock Sq., 978-546-2840WEBSITE
Tuck's Candy and Gifts - 15 Main St., 978-546-6352WEBSITE
Tuscan Designs - 79 Main St., 978-546-3323WEBSITE
Village Silversmith - gemstone and silver jewelry; also, rock and fossil items at Bearskin Neck store; two locations; 20 Bearskin Neck 978-546-8400; 27 Dock Sq., 978-546-9700WEBSITE
Wicked Peacock - 17 Dock Sq., 978-546-0200WEBSITE
Willoughby's - 20 Main St., 978-546-9820WEBSITE

Clothing Shopping - list of clothing shops at rockportusa.comWEBSITE
List of shops on Bearskinneck - bearskinneck.net; shops, restaurants, lodgingWEBSITE
Lists of retail shops and stores - list of shops by category at rockportusa.comWEBSITE
Shop Info and pictures - tuckinn.com; attractions page at Tuck Inn websiteWEBSITE

General Information
Art Colony - Rocky Neck Art Colony in nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Cape Ann Travel Information - capeannvacations.com; general travel information, upcoming eventsWEBSITE
General Info and Links - tuckinn.com; Rockport inn with links to attractions and visitor informationWEBSITE
General Information - online travel guide; rockportusa.com; events, accommodations, restaurants, attractionsWEBSITE
General Information about Arts - cape-ann.com; linksWEBSITE
General Travel Links - cape-ann.com; general travel information and links; lodging, dining, museumsWEBSITE
Town of Rockport Visitor Info - townofrockport.com; Visitors links to general info, videos, walking tours, attractionsWEBSITE
Unofficial Online Guide - capeannmass.com; history, insider tips, lodging, dining, beachesWEBSITE

Maps
Directions - rockportusa.comWEBSITE
Rockport Map - frommers.com; map of downtown RockportWEBSITE

Restaurants
Bean & Leaf Cafe - 12 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-7500WEBSITE
Blue Lobster Grille - 15 Dock Sq., 978-546-9990WEBSITE
Bracketts - open April through October - oceanview dining on Main St. downtown; 25 Main St., 978-546-2797WEBSITE
Brothers' Brew Coffee Shop - 27 Main St., 978-546-2797WEBSITE
Ellen's Harborside - lunch and dinner; plenty of seafood and desserts; located downtown; casual; 1 T Wharf, 978-546-2512WEBSITE
Feather and Wedge - 5 Main St., 978-999-5917WEBSITE
Helmut's Strudel - pastry and coffee shop on Bearskin Neck; trip advisor reviews; 60 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-2824WEBSITE
LoGrasso's Cafe & Bistro - casual Italian restaurant; short drive from downtown; 13 Railroad Ave., 978-546-7977WEBSITE
My Place By-The-Sea - oceanview restaurant at the end of Bearskin Neck; 68 Bearskin Neck, 978-546-9667WEBSITE
Pigeon Cove Tavern - ocean view dining at the Emerson Inn; 1 Cathedral Inn, 978-546-6321WEBSITE
Red Skiff - 15 Mt. Pleasant St., 978-546-7647WEBSITE
Rockin' Cupcakes - cupcakes and other desserts in small shop on Bearskin Neck; 42 Bearskin Neck, 978-852-8282WEBSITE
Rockport Fudgery - fresh fudge made daily; cider, candy, elephant ears flaky cinnamon pastry; 4 Tuna Wharf, 978-546-2030WEBSITE
Rockport House of Pizza - 19 Broadway, 978-546-6066WEBSITE
Roy Moore's Fish Shack - chowder, fried seafood, sandwiches; located at Dock Square, downtown Rockport; 21 Dock Sq., 978-546-6667WEBSITE
StudioCrepe - CLOSED; 17 Railroad Ave., WEBSITE
Top Dog of Rockport - hot dogs and fried clams; seasonal; located on Bearskin Neck; 2 Doyles Cove Rd., 978-546-0006WEBSITE

Restaurant List - list from capeannmass.com; includes all price ranges; many are seasonal onlyWEBSITE

Accommodations
Addison Choate Inn - seasonal; 1 1/2 blocks to town center; 49 Broadway, 978-546-7543WEBSITE
Beach & King Street Inn - elegant casual style; short walk to town; overlooking beach; 2 King St., 978-546-6602WEBSITE
Changing Tides B&B - seasonal bed and breakfast; 45 Mt. Pleasant St., 978-836-1101WEBSITE
Eagle House Motel & Guesthouse - 10 Beach St. and 8 Cleaves St., 978-546-6292WEBSITE
Emerson Inn By the Sea - historic grand hotel on Pigeon Cove; oceanviews; restaurant; 1 Cathedral Ave., 978-546-6321WEBSITE
Lantana House - short walk to downtown; porch on downtown street; 22 Broad St., 978-546-3535WEBSITE
Linden Tree Inn - Victorian style B&B; short walk to downtown & beach; full breakfast; 26 King St., 978-546-2494WEBSITE
Rockport Inn & Suites - hotel w/ indoor pool, tennis courts, fitness room, continental breakfast, pet-friendly; 183 Main St., 978-546-3300WEBSITE
Sally Webster Inn - 34 Mt. Pleasant St., 978-546-9251WEBSITE
Seacrest Manor - 8 room ocean view manor; peaceful, nice views, short drive to town; 99 Marmion Way, 978-546-2211WEBSITE
Seven South Street Inn - 7 South St., 978-546-6708WEBSITE
The Inn on Cove Hill - historic Federal style home; short walk to downtown; not all winter dates available; 37 Mt. Pleasant St., 978-546-2701WEBSITE
The Peg Leg Inn - large inn on Front Beach, 5 minute walk to Bearskin Neck; 1 King St., 978-546-2352WEBSITE
The Seafarer Inn - ocean views, short walk to town, quiet seaside neighborhood; open year round; 50 Marmion Way, 978-546-6248WEBSITE
The Seaward - Spruce cottage, also known as the Gullsnest for rent; close to ocean; large inn no longer part of Seaward; 42 Marmion Way, 978-284-2468WEBSITE
The Tuck Inn Bed and Breakfast - 1790 colonial on a side street; short walk to village center; 17 High St., 978-546-7260WEBSITE
Yankee Clipper Inn - ocean view 1929 mansion on rocky bluff; function room, restaurant; 127 Granite St., 978-546-0001WEBSITE

Inns of Rockport - innsofrockport.com; association of inns, hotels, motels and rentalsWEBSITE
List of B&B's - bedandbreakfast.com; list of inns and B&Bs with description and price rangeWEBSITE
More B&B's - bnbfinder.com; list of inns and B&Bs; surrounding towns alsoWEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Cape Ann Museum - artifacts, paintings, sculpture, Native American tools; 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, 978-283-0455WEBSITE
Halibut Point State Park - rocky coastline, ocean views, quarry, small visitor center & museum; Gott Ave., 978-546-2997WEBSITE
Hammond Castle Museum - medieval-style castle, ocean views; seasonal hours; check website; 80 Hesperus Ave., 978-283-2080WEBSITE
The Paper House - house made of paper in 1922 by Elis F. Stenman; furniture too; 52 Pigeon Hill St., 978-546-2629WEBSITE
Activities & Attractions, Beaches, Lighthouses, Parks and More - rockportusa.com; kayaking, fishing, saling charters, river cruiseWEBSITE
Antique Shops - visit Essex for antique shops; list from tuckinn.comWEBSITE
Art Colony - Rocky Neck Art Colony in nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Beaches - capeannmass.com; beach descriptions with details about facilities and parkingWEBSITE
Bearskin Neck - short piece of land on Rockport Harbor, home to unique shops and artists' studiosWEBSITE
Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour - Rockport and Gloucester studio tour days; Jun. 3-4, 2017, Oct. 7-9, 2017WEBSITE
Cape Ann Whale Watch - whale watch trips from nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Coolidge Reservation - walking trails, scenic ocean views in Manchester-By-The-SeaWEBSITE
Events and Festivals, Lots going on for Christmas - rockportusa.com list of monthly eventsWEBSITE
History of Motif No. 1 - red shack on Bearskin Neck Wharf, famous subject for art studentsWEBSITE
List of Attractions - tuckinn.com; bird watching, beaches, hiking, museums, quarries, historic propertiesWEBSITE
Millbrook Meadow - small park with playground off Beach St.WEBSITE
Ravenswood Park - hiking trails, picnic areas, bird watching cross-country skiing; GloucesterWEBSITE
Rockport Eve - special events for New Year's EveWEBSITE
Seven Seas Whale Watch - whale watch trips from nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Thacher Island Twin Lights - twin lighthouses built on a small island off Rockport; walking trailsWEBSITE
Whale Watch Tours - tuckinn.com list of whale watch tours from GloucesterWEBSITE

Kids
Cape Ann Museum - artifacts, paintings, sculpture, Native American tools; 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, 978-283-0455WEBSITE
Halibut Point State Park - rocky coastline, ocean views, quarry, small visitor center & museum; Gott Ave., 978-546-2997WEBSITE
Hammond Castle Museum - medieval-style castle, ocean views; seasonal hours; check website; 80 Hesperus Ave., 978-283-2080WEBSITE
The Paper House - house made of paper in 1922 by Elis F. Stenman; furniture too; 52 Pigeon Hill St., 978-546-2629WEBSITE
Activities & Attractions, Beaches, Lighthouses, Parks and More - rockportusa.com; kayaking, fishing, saling charters, river cruiseWEBSITE
Beaches - capeannmass.com; beach descriptions with details about facilities and parkingWEBSITE
Bearskin Neck - short piece of land on Rockport Harbor, home to unique shops and artists' studiosWEBSITE
Cape Ann Whale Watch - whale watch trips from nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Coolidge Reservation - walking trails, scenic ocean views in Manchester-By-The-SeaWEBSITE
Events and Festivals, Lots going on for Christmas - rockportusa.com list of monthly eventsWEBSITE
History of Motif No. 1 - red shack on Bearskin Neck Wharf, famous subject for art studentsWEBSITE
List of Attractions - tuckinn.com; bird watching, beaches, hiking, museums, quarries, historic propertiesWEBSITE
Millbrook Meadow - small park with playground off Beach St.WEBSITE
Ravenswood Park - hiking trails, picnic areas, bird watching cross-country skiing; GloucesterWEBSITE
Rockport Eve - special events for New Year's EveWEBSITE
Seven Seas Whale Watch - whale watch trips from nearby GloucesterWEBSITE
Thacher Island Twin Lights - twin lighthouses built on a small island off Rockport; walking trailsWEBSITE
Whale Watch Tours - tuckinn.com list of whale watch tours from GloucesterWEBSITE

Lulu's Pantry, Dock Square, Rockport, Ma. Pewter Shop, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma. Bearskin Neck Leathers, Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma. Christmas Dove, Dock Square, Rockport, Ma.

Rockin' Cupcakes, Rockport, Ma. Fudgery, Rockport, Ma. Tuck's Candy Factory, Rockport, Ma. My Sea Baby, Rockport, Ma.

Helmut's Strudel, Rockport, Ma. Kaihlanen Gallery, Rockport, Ma. House of Glass, Rockport, Ma. Kala:Roopa, Rockport, Ma.

The Fish Shack, Rockport, Ma. Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Ma. China Gifts, Rockport, Ma. Bearskin Neck Country Store, Rockport, Ma.