Front Beach

42.658722, -70.621245
http://www.rockportma.gov/sites/rockportma/files/uploads/beach_parks_rules_and_regs2011.pdf
 Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-3791
Essex County

Front Beach is located on Beach Street in Rockport, Massachusetts. The beach is partially encapsulated by a rocky seawall. Rocky sand covers most areas but is soft enough to walk on. The slope to the water is gradual with small amounts of seaweed near the waters edge; wave size varies by the weather, and space can be limited during high-tide. The convenience to the local shops is what makes Front Beach inviting. Walking on Front Beach would be a short walk; however, exploring the local shops will provide an afternoon of exercise, shopping, and exploration. Front Beach provides small town pleasantries while also offering a relaxing day at the beach.

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Hours Of Operation

6am to 11pm

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Parking

Metered spots are available on Beach Street and other nearby streets. Additionally, a lot charging daily rates ($15-$20) is nearby.

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Life Guard Schedule

On-duty during summer months

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Front Beach is a carry in/carry out location with numerous food vendors available within minutes walking.

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Lodging

Motels/hotels and rentals are within minutes walking.

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Pets

Not allowed on the beach from June 1st through September 15th. Dogs must be on a leash or under voice control.

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Playground

Mill Brook Meadow Park is located across the street.

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Public Transportation

The Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) is another option for transportation.
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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on-site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

N/A

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Tide Information

Front Beach Tide Information

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Walking Trails

N/A

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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Front Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/rockport/weather
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.)

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