Halibut Point State Park is on Gott Avenue in Rockport, MA. North of the city, Rockport is known for its oceanscape views, tidepools and incredible granite rocks in the quarry.
Parking is open and free from sunrise to sunset. From the parking lot, the waterviews and rocky areas are about a 15 minute walk. Be prepared. Wear structured shoes and bring water!
Most areas of the park and Visitors Center are universally accessible. Assisted-listening devices are available for park tours. There are no trash barrels in the park – please carry out what you carry in.
Halibut Point is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape. Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire.
Formerly the Babson Farm granite quarry, the park is managed for scenic, historic and conservation purposes by the DCR and the Trustees of Reservations. An adjacent property, Sea Rocks, is owned by the Town of Rockport and open for public use. Here you can explore the park’s trails and tidepools, picnic on its rocky ledges, enjoy its sweeping views, and learn about Cape Ann’s historic granite industry.
Karen, Ben and I enjoyed an afternoon in Rockport, MA for their Halibut Point State Park engagement