With an average temperature comparable to San Diego (70.4°F), Rockport, Texas offers residents a comfortable temperature all year round. This makes life by the bay quite nice, and it provides ample opportunity to get out and explore the Rockport-Fulton area.
If you are new to the area or are about to make your big move, you’re in luck, because in today’s blog, we here at Villas at Royal Oaks would like to share with you some popular things to do in Rockport-Fulton. We are proud to call this area home, and we take great pride in our waterfront community. Our luxury villas are located just across the Aransas Bay, just north of Corpus Christi along the Texas Tropical Trail. All of our waterfront homes are situated so that you can easily indulge in all the joys of coastal living—award winning beaches, a private pier, golf, fishing, restaurants, and more. Learn more about our new home community, and contact us today to schedule a tour!
The variety of fishing options available around the Rockport-Fulton area is seemingly endless. Whether you are looking for bay fishing, flats fishing, or deep sea fishing, when based in the Rockport-Fulton area, you are always just minutes away from spectacular fishing. On any given day, you can head out to the St. Joe Shoreline for redfish and flounder; or venture out to the Copano Bay for a large number of shallow oyster reefs; or stroll out to the Aransas Pass and catch redfish, drum, speckled trout, and more! On top of this, there are more than 200 fishing guides in the Rockport-Fulton area. So if you ever need help finding the perfect fishing place or just want the guidance of a pro, you have plenty of talent to choose from.
Rockport Country Club Golf Course is the perfect place to play a round of golf. It is a full 18-hole, 6,500-yard championship golf course. The 65-acre course was designed by Bill Coore and offers challenging holes, beautiful ponds and lakes, and a diverse range of wildlife—there are over 500 species of birds and other wildlife around the club. Another splendid way to spend an afternoon is to hit up the Palmilla Beach Golf Club, which was voted by Golfweek as being one of the top ten courses you can play in Texas. The 18-hole course rolls along the rugged coastline of the Gulf of Mexico and untamed dunes.
Boasting the reputation of being Texas’ first Blue Wave Beach (this means the beach is clean, managed, and is focused on responsibly protecting human health and the environment), Rockport Beach is a great place to soak up the sun’s rays. There are updated facilities, cabanas for rent, clean water, beautiful views, and loads of fun. Additionally, they offer walking trails, volleyball courts, playgrounds, fishing piers, and free areas to launch boats or windsurfing.
Goose Island Park
Offering fishing, camping, hiking, boating, and plenty of wildlife, the Goose Island Park is a great attraction in the Aransas Bay area. This park is also home to the Big Tree, one of the largest live oak trees in Texas as well as the country. Although the exact age is unknown, the Big Tree is centuries old. With all that age comes a storied past—the tree is believed to have once served as a hanging tree, a pirate rendezvous, and ritual spot for the cannibalistic Karankawa Indians. In addition to the tree-centerpiece, the park offers programs for families, bird watchers, and has a variety of great camping options. Additionally, if you are looking for an outdoor area more off the beaten path, there is also the Howard Murch Memorial Park that serves as a fantastic place for fishing, kayaking, picnicking, and more.
The Fulton Mansion is a historic landmark in Texas. This 1800s home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and it can now add to its resume that it has survived eight hurricanes. Because of the recent damage inflicted by the last hurricane, the mansion is now offering hard hat tours. During these tours, you can expect to get a glimpse into what life was like for an affluent family in the late 1800s.
There are a number of trails in the Rockport-Fulton area that are perfect for running, biking, and leisurely strolling. One particularly nice, but short trail, is the Tule Creek Hike and Bike Trail. Although it is only a little over a mile long, it winds beautifully through Live Oak Forest along the Tule Creek until it comes to an end at the Memorial Park. Other great trails nearby include the Corpus Christi Bay Trail—a nine-mile waterfront trail that takes you through the Art Museum of South Texas, Museum of Science and History, and the Corpus Christi Marina, as well as some of Corpus Christi’s other tourist attractions.
Ready to Call the Rockport-Fulton Area Home?
Whether you are looking for a place to move, retire, or vacation, the Villas at Royal Oaks can help make your coastal dreams come true. Our new home community offers some of the finest Rockport real estate. Not only are we located in a prime spot just across the Aransas Bay, but our waterfront homes are nestled among windswept oak trees and within walking distance to a private pier, putting green, walking trails, and more! All our waterfront homes have private screened-in porches that face the water.