The scenic Town of Rockport is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides with the City of Gloucester on the fourth side. Its population is about 7,558 year round, but during the summer months it can escalate to as high as 20,000. Residents and tourists are attracted by its pristine beaches, historic lighthouses and landmarks, many festivals, museums, and ocean attractions, including deep sea fishing, kayaking, sailing, and more.
With tourism as its major industry, Rockport supports a dynamic Chamber of Commerce. The Rockport Art Association is very active and there are a number of fine artists' studios and galleries about the town. As with Gloucester, artists have come to Rockport for years to capture its wonderful light.