Weekend in Rockport, Texas
Reinvent your days in this Gulf-front community where affordable housing makes living on the water an easy—and exciting—possibility
Photographer: Michael Hanson , Writer: Jeff Book
Snowbirds from all over—fondly known as winter Texans—have long flocked to the Lone Star State’s Gulf Coast. Rockport, located
about 30 miles north of bustling Corpus Christi, is a choice haven for them to alight. Bounded by bays and sheltered by barrier
islands, the harbor at Rockport Beach is serene, with fisherman quietly minding their bobbing lures off the wooden pier. Downtown
on Austin Street, brightly colored shops and restaurants are full of friendly conversation and laughter. Locals say Rockport
is the sweet spot of Texas: easygoing every day, yet close to big-city attractions.