Rockport Beach is the only beach in Texas certified by the Clean Beaches Council in Wahington D.C.  This certification is like receiving the "Good Houskeeping" seal of approval.  To be certified the beach must pass an extensive checklist and is subject to no-notice inspections.  This is a great destination for families with small children, for those looking for a closely monitored beach that is also close to lodging, restaurants, shops, and other attractions.    

The Rockport Beach does NOT allow dogs, since a portion of the beach area is a designated bird sanctuary.  There is a dog friendly area just outside the booth and entrance to the Rockport Beach.