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Bearskin Neck

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Address: Main St. and Mt. Pleasant St., Dock Square, Rockport, MA 01966

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Nice place

Very nice , neighborhood to hang around with good ocean view . Nice coffee shop and many tourist merchandise shops.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shimi B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to wander through somewhat eccentric tourist-oriented shops, ignore me, and give it 5 stars. I've been here in the past, haven't seen it for many years, and it seemed to me kitschier than it used to be, a little run-down, and not too appealing. Maybe I'm just jaundiced It's not a bad place to kill some time,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice , neighborhood to hang around with good ocean view . Nice coffee shop and many tourist merchandise shops.

Thank Shimi B
Niantic, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of nice little shops to wander through. We spent th afternoon walking around and enjoying the views

Thank Anne S
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a fun place to explore, shop and enjoy the touristy atmosphere. The art and small shops are colorful and an opportunity to find real treasures. Just getting up early an watching the sunrise is so worth it!

Thank Kim F
Georgetown, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This unique little town, where you can shop, walk, bring carriages or somewhat ride, is a nice experience. The view of the ocean,the Motif and the two harbors are interesting. You can see the Fisherman's pier and Claude McCaul's(famous Arcitect's) housing. There are great places to eat and the shop prices are fair. You can find wonderful treasures in these... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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442 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a nice area to walk around and explore. There are lots of little shops. The view from the pier is really nice.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Bearskin Neck, named by fishermen who saw the bearskin John Babson had left to dry on the rocks, is famous for its artists, restaurants and speciality shops. It's a picturesque street and a great way to while away an hour or so. If you're visiting Rockport, you must visit here.

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This area sits right in the center of the harbor. Quaint shops and so many little restaurants to try. Beautiful and so picturesque. This is definitely a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I love Bearskin Neck! It's quaint little shops, beautiful ocean views, the classic Motif 1, and galleries lining the streets, all create a wonderful family friendly environment to visit. Perfect for artists!

Thank Jennifer B
West Seneca, New York
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visit here every year, and have never gotten tired of it. Restaurants, gift shops, a pewter shop, photography shops, artists shops, coffee and candy shops, clothing stores, boutiques, old fashion 5&10 (great for browsing), new age shops, bakeries, candle shops, a "for your pet" store, and, of course, one of the most photographed spots around; "Motif Number 1." Walk out... More 

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