Rockport, Massachusetts is a visitors' mecca located at the tip of Cape Ann. Rockport, MA is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides with the City of Gloucester, Mass on the fourth side. Rockport is 37 miles north of Boston. Rockport's major industry is tourism and Rockport supports an active Chamber of Commerce. Rockport's population is about 7800 year round, but during the summer months that can escalate to as high as 20,000.
The Rockport Art Association is very active and there are a number of fine artists' studios and galleries about town. Bearskin Neck draws thousands of visitors to the many varied shops. There are many hotels, motels, inns and restaurants. A nationally known point of interest is a picturesque building on Bradley Wharf at the entrance to Rockport's main harbor, which for decades has been painted, sketched and photographed by generations of artists.