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Bearskin Neck

Main St. and Mt. Pleasant St., Dock Square, Rockport, MA 01966
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Nice Area to Stroll Around

It was not at all crowded when we visited in mid-week in late October, so we had a pleasant stroll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The Villages, Florida
Lovely old area that juts out into Rockport Harbor

Bearksin Neck is a ball! Lots of shops and galleries on a peninsula that juts out into the harbor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“ice cream” (61 reviews)
“art galleries” (47 reviews)
“lobster” (37 reviews)
Main St. and Mt. Pleasant St., Dock Square, Rockport, MA 01966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not at all crowded when we visited in mid-week in late October, so we had a pleasant stroll around the area for an hour or so. Views are nice, some of the shops are interesting, but many of them were already closed for...More

Thank Julie32159
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bearksin Neck is a ball! Lots of shops and galleries on a peninsula that juts out into the harbor. A couple good restaurants and ice cream shops.Spend a couple hours and you won't be disappointed.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we were near the end of the tourist season, the majority of businesses were still open. Huge variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions. The area was not crowded (late October). We had no trouble parking, though I would be sure that would not be...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to the area, you have to check this area out. We walked up and down the streets a couple times. A lot of great shops and galleries. Everyone we talked to was very nice. A lot of history here as well. At...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

walk along that street is a nice walk - lots of shops, on the way up g rght to take a look at motif number 1, on the way up (or down stop for lobster roll at Roy Moore and later for coffee and a...More

Thank Yves-Alexandre_YAL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i want to move here..The atmosphere and area are safe and a wonderful selection of stores for shopping and strolling. A peaceful and fun place to visit.

Thank porcupine133
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of cool shops Herero poke around at. But we went right to the end of the pier to check out the birds. Amazing views of common eider and great black-backed gulls. Loons as well!

Thank danielKeiran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bearskin Neck has a busy, faded, salty charm to it, undiminished by the fate of the poor bear who inspired its name (see the interpretive sign at the entrance to the Neck, a vintage piece in itself). This is not a place to visit in...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, quaint seaside town with centuries of history. You will feel like you are walking in a movie set while visiting this town it is so picturesque Lots of good restaurants to sample the local bounty and artist galleries galore.

Thank Mario H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Rockport with no knowledge of Bearskin Neck when we accidentally parked just to take a quick walk around but our walk turned into an hour! This little hidden gem of shopping and magnificent water views is worth the stop! Little eateries,...More

Thank Barbara S
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Questions & Answers
19 March 2017|
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Response from Brian K | Reviewed this property |
Not all will be open, so call ahead or contact the Chamber of Commerce. Some shop owners have seasonal shops down south.
Lisa C
2 August 2016|
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Response from susansX197DY | Reviewed this property |
There is a shuttle from their transfer staion. Last time we used it I think it was a couple dollars a person but the parking was free
8 July 2016|
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Response from gustavsen | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take the train from North Station Boston to Rockport. Then walk around the Rockport waterfront. Not far from station