Welcome To Front Beach on Sandy Bay, Rockport Massachusetts
One of the notable things about Front Beach is that it is in the heart of the Rockport village, not way out of town. There is very limited metered street parking, but no parking lot. Front Beach is a “walk to”, not a “drive to” beach. You can have friends or relatives drive and drop you off of course, but the chances of parking there during a hot summer day are slim.
The beach faces east, toward the Atlantic Ocean and Bearskin Neck. The water is flat or has a light chop most of the time. During winter and off season storms, however, the beach is often directly in the face of the storm. The beach surface is mostly soft sand, and a little rocky with a few boulders. The drop off is gradual and there are no strong currents. It is popular and family friendly. There are lifeguards during regular hours in the summer season and public bathrooms adjacent. There is no fee to walk on.