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I Love Rockport

One of my favorite places to visit in the Summer months is Rockport, Massachusetts. This place has it all. It is a quick drive for me and I often go there with friends after work. I can be there in time to have dinner and watch the sunset.

Yep, this is the view from my favorite deck. I usually wrap up the evening here on the deck of Helmut's Strudel shop. There's nothing like a cool iced coffee and a warm from the oven apple strudel with powdered sugar on top, throw in a gorgeous sunset and you have the perfect ending to your Rockport visit. However, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

If you're careful, you can make it to the end of the rocks. There's a great view out there. Just make sure you wear your sneakers!

The harbor is so serene at this time of day. I could sit and watch it all night.

No trip is complete without a trip to the Country Store or as I call it the penny candy store. I always have to buy those caramel bullseyes! They have some funky gifts there too.

This is a lovely place to eat with an outdoor deck facing the ocean. It's called My Place by the Sea and it can be very romantic especially by candlelight. Personally, I like to go to Brackett's Oceanview. It looks like a little storefront but inside it's quite large with a picture window showcasing the ocean. The restaurant is fabulous and a good value on your food. I recommend the shrimp roll and clam chowder combo. Call ahead so you can sit right by the ocean.

A little shopping is in order. Clothing, jewelry, artwork, and crafts. It's all here.
Plus the shops are so darn cute!

All the shops look so colorful and inviting.

You will definitely get that New England seacoast feel here.

The pastel colors of the sky make me crazy. I can't stop snapping shots of the boats, the clouds, the water!

Someone told me this looks like Cabot Cove from the television show Murder She Wrote. I think she's right.
To all you armchair travelers in blogland, I hope you enjoyed your trip to Rockport. I can't wait to go in person. I think there's an apple strudel with my name on it!


Allidink said…
Rockport is so beautiful! Those little shops and restaurants look so charming! I would love to visit that place. :) You took really great photos!

All the best,
kayellen said…
Hi Elaine!

Thank you for stopping by my blog:)

This lovely getaway looks beautiful!!! I hope to visit someday!

How fun you already have the AB family is looking everywhere for a copies..around town.

Maybe we will find a few next week.

hip chick said…
I haven't been to Rockport in years and years. Perhaps I am due for a visit this summer.
Thank you for the trip. It's just beautiful, love all the colors too. It does remind me of Cabot Cove which was filmed here in California up the coast. I can easily see why you like to dream in Rockport. The hydrangeas in the wine barrels alone are stunning! Off to read some of your past posts. Happy weekend!
Rockport looks like a wonderful place to visit with so many fun things to do.

Thanks for the tour Elaine!

TattingChic said…
What a quaint place to visit, no wonder you love it. I think I would, too! :)

Thanks for sharing the photos!
I know. I have been up there. Rockport is absolutely adorable!
Michelle said…
I REALLY need to make a trip out there. Rockport is beautiful and those adorable, adorable shops! Oh I could go crazy. Thank you so much for your concern about Mocha. Biting my teeth before the doctor calls today. :(
Fete et Fleur said…
I love Rockport! I visited there many years ago while on a trip. They had a pewter shop there, and I purchased a beautiful pewter teapot with creamer and sugar. I wonder if they are still there?

Donna said…
Great photos! I love Rockport. We try to get up there at least once a year... Such a quaint area. You captured it beautifully... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage
Julie@beingRUBY said…
What a beautiful post. I just found your blog by way of 'A Beach House Dream'. These images are making me long to be there. I want to walk straight into that little shop and browse around. Especially now Australia is heading in to winter. Thanks.
esther m. said…
I live in Rockport! I didn't grow up there but I fell in love with the town and had to live here.
I absolutely love everything about it. I am currently away for a couple of months and miss it sooo much! Thank your for the photos, although it makes me miss it so much :(

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