60The barrier islands that shelter Aransas Bay from the Gulf of Mexico also buffet the bayside community of Rockport-Fulton from the crush of tourists that flock to some other beach resort towns.

“There’s always something fun going on in Rockport-Fulton. Lots of fun people, awesome food, great beaches. It’s a very easy, laid-back place—a great place to unwind and get away from the hurry-scurry frantic pace everyone deals with every day.” —L.A. Blackwood, Moore, Oklahoma

It’s this laid-back atmosphere that fans of Rockport-Fulton rave about, along with its wealth of Coastal Bend cultural and natural resources. Popular attractions include sportfishing, seafood dining, birdwatching at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, swimming at Rockport Beach, art galleries—including the Rockport Center for the Arts—and a slate of interesting museums featuring regional and maritime history, industry, and science.

For more information, contact the Rockport- Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 800/242-0071.

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