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Bearskin Neck

Main St. and Mt. Pleasant St., Dock Square, Rockport, MA 01966
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Nice place to visit

This is a busy tourist area with limited parking. Lots of small shops and eateries. Nice... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anna G
Nice place

Touristy, but fun to walk around. New England at its finest. Lots of shops right on the water... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mike K
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  • Average6%
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“art galleries” (44 reviews)
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Main St. and Mt. Pleasant St., Dock Square, Rockport, MA 01966
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a busy tourist area with limited parking. Lots of small shops and eateries. Nice atmosphere. Home to the famous Motif 1.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Touristy, but fun to walk around. New England at its finest. Lots of shops right on the water. Unique to most anywhere we have been. Very historical for sea lovers.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere, but we expected the shops to be more diverse. I was hoping for more local artisan wares. Other then the gallery's, everything is mass produced in China. Even the candy stores buy in their chocolates, which is unfortunately the sign of...More

Thank Summer R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, its touristy but it is full of charm and the working harbor is worth seeing (I could spend all day watching the boats). The area has character, from the store fronts to the weathered boats. As a photographer I wish I had more time...More

Thank TMSTZ12
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not shower enough praise on Rockport or Bearskin Neck. Its stunningly beautiful, quaint and met all our expectations of New England all at once. We toured New England for 7 days and Rockport / Bearskin Neck was our highlight. Some lovely cafes, shops...More

Thank aniceglassofred
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bearskin Neck has accomplished the near-miraculous! It is unrepentantly "touristy" but has retained all its charm and delight none-the-less. It shares with Marblehead and a few other places a real sense of history and a flower-enveloped set of quirky huts and cottages. Perhaps part of...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk on a sunny day. Lots of shops and galleries to browse. Plenty restaurants and cafes to keep you satisfied. The harbor was really small and unimpressive but the views from the end of the street of the vast see beyond were beautiful. The...More

Thank Bhingari
Reviewed 1 week ago

For many visitors Bearskin Neck IS Rockport, and it is a pleasant place for s stroll. You can shop (local shops, not chains), you can eat (from a coffee shop to a full meal many with views), and you can enjoy the views of the...More

Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a lovely little city to walk around. There a number of eclectic shops featuring local art and jewelry. it sits at the edge of the harbor and has a very nice vibe going on.

Thank Conrad C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome area with lots of shops, ice cream and fudge. Lots of people waking around window shopping and enjoying the scenery. Great for families a day couples who want to go for a leisurely walk. Make sure you go to the end where you can...More

Thank demuslee
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18 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