Majestic Oak Resort Blog

By Majestic Oak Resort 23 May, 2017

If you’re in need of some serious relaxation on your next vacation, we have you covered at Majestic Oak! Our resort is the perfect place to sit in the shade with a good book. But if you crave something more active, we’re the ideal base for some of the area’s best hiking, biking, and kayaking.

A great place to start planning your excursions is . There you’ll find descriptions and maps of different routes, labeled by difficulty level. The site also details points of interest if you want to get in some sightseeing along the way.

If you’re an experienced cyclist, you might want to try the Aransas County Grand Tour, a challenging route of 40 miles that passes through the cities of Aransas Pass, Fulton, and Rockport. You’ll experience the scenic areas of Fulton Beach Road and Water Street, the Conn Brown Harbor, the historic center of Rockport, and more. To view the route and for more information, visit:

Casual hikers and bikers will want to check out the Tule Creek Hike and Bike Trail, a 10-foot-wide concrete path that runs 1.08 miles through Live Oak Forest. Don’t let the start of the trail (near a local Wal-Mart) fool you. This path is an oasis outside of busy Rockport, winding through the woods until it meets up with Tule Creek. To view the route and for more information, visit:

If you’re a kayaking fan, the site also has a number launch sites and points of interest for you to check out, with photos to help you decide if a site fits your needs. You can locate more information at . And if you’re going to be in town June 2 nd , make sure you attend the Grand Opening of an ADA Compliant Kayak Site along Lamar Beach Road. Aransas Pathways planned, funded, and built the launch site. For details on location and time, please visit  

You Plan Your Trip, We’ll Take Care of the Rest!

Majestic Oak Resort is the perfect place to rest your head at the end of your day, no matter the activity. Our website, , has all the information you need to book your visit, but you can always reach us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 16 May, 2017

These days, you’ll find nothing but blue skies and sun at Majestic Oak Resort! Come spend a long weekend with us and take advantage of the beautiful weather. The Coastal Bend has a variety of environments for nature lovers.

Goose Island State Park

A day trip to Goose Island lets you enjoy a scenic sanctuary along St. Charles Bay and Aransas Bay. You can fish from shore, boat, or the spectacular 1,620 foot pier without needing a license. The park even has its own fish cleaning station and a loaner program if you don’t have fishing gear. The park is a bird-watcher’s dream, with oak trees providing shelter for many different species. You can even check out a tree that has stood for over 1,000 years. Don’t forget your camera! For more information, check out .

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

The Aransas Refuge attracts over 400 species of birds throughout the year, making it a must-stop, especially during migration season. The refuge’s habitat of barrier islands, with shallow saltwater bays that eventually lead to freshwater marsh, showcases a wide diversity of animal and plant life for explorers to enjoy. But the unique setting doesn’t stop there. The refuge features savannahs and woodlands filled with oak trees and sandy prairies that are home to bees, butterflies, and wildflowers. You might even spot some white-tailed deer or raptors. Grab a field guide, take an auto tour, or participate in one of the many programs offered at the refuge. You’re sure to find something for every member of the family. Plan your visit at .

Mustang Island State Park

Craving sand between your toes? Mustang Island has over five miles of coastline just waiting for you. Build sandcastles, surf, and picnic on this pristine barrier island. You can even try your hand at finding hidden objects in the park through the Texas State Parks Geocaching Challenge, guaranteed to bring out the inner explorer in everyone! You can even bring or rent a canoe or kayak and follow a portion of the 20 miles of paddling trails, getting you up close and personal to coastal birds and vegetation. Learn more at .

Start Your Trip With Us!

Majestic Oak Resort will make sure you have a great trip, whenever you visit. Our website, , has all the information you need to book your visit, but you can always reach us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 10 May, 2017

Still not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Majestic Oak has you covered! We’re the perfect destination for a quick getaway, whether your mom prefers relaxation or lots of activity. We’ve got you covered for ideas beyond sun, surf, and sand to enjoy the perfect getaway for Mom at Majestic Oak.

For the “Shop ‘Til You Drop” Mom:

The Rockport-Fulton area boasts great shopping, whether it’s in the two downtown areas, Harbor Oaks Shopping Village, Live Oak Plaza, Sea Air Shopping Center, or Fulton Beach Road. Venture a little further afield if it’s the last Saturday of the month, and you can check out the Calallen Market Days. You can shop local businesses and find unique gifts and art. For more details on Market Days, visit here:

For the “Creative” Mom:

The Coastal Bend may be famous for its natural beauty, but the beauty of its artwork rivals any beach view. Whether you visit the Rockport Center for the Arts ( ) or the Art Museum of South Texas ( ), you’ll view impressive collections and unique exhibits. You can also stop by the Rockport Visitors Center for a map of local galleries to create your own art walk and maybe pick up a souvenir of your getaway.

For the “Foodie” Mom:

Everyone’s needs to eat, but for a mom who loves to dine out, you’ll want to take her somewhere with a fantastic menu, whether it’s fancy or casual. You can check out Yelp’s Ten Best area restaurants here: and Trip Advisor’s Ten Best here: . Whatever you do, make sure to get Mom some of our fresh, Gulf seafood while you’re in town!

Make Memories at Majestic Oak!

No matter when you come or who you bring with you, Majestic Oak wants to be your vacation destination! Our website, , has all the information you need to book your visit, but you can always reach us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 02 May, 2017

At Majestic Oak, we want to show everyone just how special the Rockport area is. In addition to all the activities the area has to offer, there are a number of places to learn more about your “home-away-from-home.” You’ll be feeling like a local in no time!

A great place to start is the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor. Get to know the area bays and estuaries through hands-on exhibits and tanks full of local marine life. The Aquarium boasts 22 tanks filled with 6,000 gallons of salt-water, and it features a large sampling of species found in the area. In addition to the Aquarium’s exhibits, the Bay Education Center hosts a number of programs that will interest both adults and children. Attend a scheduled lecture, watch a documentary, or bring the kids to a summer movie night. There are even special classes during the summer to keep the kids entertained (although these require advance registration.) Admission is free for most activities, and you can find out more information on their website at .

A trip to the History Center for Aransas County is sure to give you inside info even some locals don’t know! The Center features indoor and outdoor exhibits that showcase the inhabitants of Aransas County over the years and their unique heritage. Through July 16, the Center is hosting an exhibit, “Texas Settlers & Their Buildings: Old Rockport” which features homes from 1860-1930. The exhibit focuses on how the architecture of the time reflected the daily lives of Rockport’s citizens. You can learn more about the mission of the center and its exhibits at .

A Community, Not Just a Destination

At Majestic Oak Resort, you’re part of the family, whether it’s your first time staying with us or an annual tradition. Our website, , has all the information you need to book your next visit, but you can always reach us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 27 Apr, 2017

Rockport-Fulton is a paradise for bird watchers. There are opportunities year-round to enjoy the hundreds of species that call the area home, and Majestic Oak makes a fantastic base to do so.

The area hosts ten birding sites listed on the Great Texas Birding Trail, both coastal and inland. Each season brings different species. In the spring, migrating birds are attracted to the Coastal Bend’s varied habitats. During the summer months, the barrier islands are home to nesting birds, which can be seen from local boat tours. Fall brings raptors and shorebirds, and hummingbirds entertain homeowners who prepare feeders in their yards. Even winter has its own birding charm, with both resident birds and lingering migrators. You can plan a trip along the Great Texas Birding Trail by checking out the information at .

A great place in the area to enjoy world class bird watching is Fennessey Ranch, with over 4,000 acres of varied habitats, including wetlands, natural lakes, and riparian brush. The ranch’s borders serve to “trap” different species, making it a sanctuary for bird-lovers. Customized tours are available, and you can get more information at .

Wildlife conservation has long been a focus of residents of the Coastal Bend. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a federally protected park located in our area that hosts migratory birds, as well as other wildlife, on over 100,000 acres of grasslands, wetlands, and marshes. From October- March, the refuge hosts an abundance of whooping cranes and provides updates via its website on these winter Texans. It’s hard to believe that in 1941 only fifteen of these incredible birds survived in the wild. You can learn more about whooping cranes and get information on the refuge at .

Many companies in the area offer tours and educational opportunities along the coast and inland. To find the perfect tour for you, browse a list of companies at #

Majestic Oak Resort looks forward to welcoming you, no matter the season, whether for bird watching or other activities. Our website, , has all the information you need to book your visit, but you can always reach us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 21 Apr, 2017

Majestic Oak is a natural base to explore the beaches of the area, and boy do we have some fantastic ones! Whether you want to build sandcastles, have a picnic, or ride the waves, you’ll find your perfect spot in the area. Rockport Beach, just down the road from us, is a great place to start!

Rockport Beach isn’t just pretty, it’s safe as well. It’s the only Blue Wave certified beach in Texas, a designation that means the beach is maintained with a focus on keeping beachgoers and the environment healthy. The water is tested to make sure it’s swimmable, the beaches are kept free of litter, public restrooms are available, and accommodations have been made to make the beach accessible to all. To learn more about Blue Wave certification and what it stands for, click here: .

While you’re at the beach, let the kids play on one of the beachfront playgrounds, while you prepare something great for lunch! Rockport Beach has 65 picnic areas with covered picnic tables and grills for your use. If you’re a fisherman or woman, you can even catch your lunch and have it on the table in no time! An 800-foot-long pier on the North side of the beach is a popular spot for fishing here. Then walk off your lunch while enjoying a gorgeous view along the shores of Little Bay or take advantage of the water ski loop or volleyball courts to get your heart rate up.

It’s important to note that pets of any kind are not allowed on Rockport Beach. Glass containers are also prohibited. Access to the beach is free, but you will need a daily or annual beach parking pass, which you can find at many local stores. To learn more about Rockport Beach, check out .

Ready to plan your Rockport trip?

Majestic Oak Resort is waiting to welcome you on your next beach adventure! Our website, , has all the information you need to book your visit, but you can always reach us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 11 Apr, 2017

The Rockport-Fulton area has plenty to do year-round, but May brings some big events to our doorstep. Check out these events coming up that will have you booking your long weekend at Majestic Oak Resort!

Nautical Flea Market

If you love all things nautical, you’ll want to head down to Rockport Harbor May 6th and 7th to check out the Annual Nautical Flea Market. Vendors will have what you’re looking for, whether your passion is fishing, sailing, power boating, windsurfing, or scuba. In addition to parts and equipment, you’ll find art, jewelry, and food and drink to fuel some serious shopping. For more information, go to:

Babes on the Bay

Did you know that our area hosts the largest all-women fishing tournament in the country? The Babes on the Bay Tournament started in 2000 to introduce women to saltwater fishing and the unique issues of fishing in our area. But the event isn’t just about fishing! It brings live music, vendors, and conservation organizations together for a fun and educational weekend enjoying all the Coastal Bend has to offer. The event takes place May 19th and 20th, and you can learn more at:

Rockport Festival of Wine and Food

The 21st Annual Rockport Festival of Wine and Food brings a taste of the good life to Rockport, May 27th and 28th! Come sample and shop for over 100 varieties of wine while enjoying food demonstrations, lectures, vendor booths, and live music, all to benefit the Texas Maritime Museum. There will even be beer booths on site if you need a break from all things grape! To get all the information on the festival, go to:

Any time is a good time at Majestic Oak!

Whenever you choose to visit, Majestic Oak Resort will welcome you with open arms! Our website, , has all the information you need to book your visit, but you can always reach us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 04 Apr, 2017

A vacation at Majestic Oak is always in season! Whether you like your fun indoors or out, there’s something for everyone in our area. Here’s a look at some things to check out around town while you stay with us:

Rockport Tour of Homes

Want to peek inside some of Rockport’s most fabulous homes? On April 8 and 9, the annual Tour of Homes lets you explore five charming homes and one boat that will leave you stunned and inspired. Volunteer docents will be on hand to give you lots of inside information on what makes these homes so special. Stop at the Rockport Center for the Arts to purchase your tickets, and then start anywhere on the tour at your leisure. For more information, go to the tour’s website at .

The Big Blue Crab

Fans of quirky landmarks and roadside attractions must make a stop at the Big Blue Crab for a photo op! Rockport’s famous blue crab was the world’s largest until it came down in the 1970s. So in 2012, the city decided to take back its title by building an even larger blue crab. It’s located close to the Rockport Beach entrance by Little Bay at Seabreeze Drive and East Laurel Street, and it’s the perfect place to start off on a walk.

Texas Maritime Museum

Texas has a fascinating maritime history, and the Texas Maritime Museum is full of collections and exhibits to showcase that proud heritage. Whether you’re interested in the offshore petroleum industry, the seafood and fishing industry, ports and trade, or the Spanish and French influences on the state, there’s something for everyone. There’s an $8 admission fee, but discounts are available for seniors and children. Plan your visit at .

We’ll Welcome You, Rain or Shine!

At Majestic Oak Resort, we always aim to show our guests a great time, no matter what the weatherman says! Our website, , has all the information you need to book your visit, but you can always reach us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 29 Mar, 2017

At Majestic Oak Resort, the weather is great, and spring is in the air! We always hope our guests will take advantage of our many amenities, but the area also offers an abundance of activities to enjoy. Here’s a taste of what’s happening around town:

Rialto Theater’s Downtown Art Walk

The first Saturday of every month, the art community of downtown Aransas Pass comes together for locals and visitors alike. Starting at the Rialto Theater you can follow the art walk, meeting artists and enjoying gallery receptions and happy hours. The Rialto even hosts concerts some Saturdays with the local ukulele club. Join in on the fun by starting at the Rialto, located at 327 South Commercial Street, between 5pm and 7pm, April 1 and every first Saturday.

Community Aquatic and Skate Park

Our community is lucky to have a 12-acre live oak forest designated as a year-round park. Make sure to check out the whale-shaped children’s pool, complete with slides and water sprays. For those 10 and up, a 6,000 square foot modular skate park provides fast-paced fun. There’s also an 8-lane, 25-yard heated pool with diving area and a bathhouse in the complex. Adjacent to the park is a picnic area that features a playground and a ¼ mile nature trail. The park is closed on Mondays, except holidays, and the hours vary. Check the website for more details on hours and admission fees: .

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Don’t miss the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on your visit! The trails and auto tour loop open thirty minutes before sunrise and close thirty minutes after sunset, seven days a week. Each trail has different features, but all are excellent for spotting wildlife and native plants and trees. If you’re into fishing, you can catch red fish and sea trout from the pier. Make sure to look out for the dolphins and sting rays that call the bay home! For more information on planning your visit, refer to their website:

Make Us Your Destination!

At Majestic Oak Resort, we’re working continuously to make your experience great. Whether you’re a former guest or a new guest, we look forward to seeing you soon! Our website, , has the information you need to book your visit, but we also love hearing from guests at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

By Majestic Oak Resort 20 Mar, 2017

While staying with us at Majestic Oak Resort, the amenities and peacefulness of the resort may tempt you to stay in. But we do make a fantastic base for exploring! Check out what’s happening in and around Rockport for some ideas.

Taste of Rockport-Fulton 2017

Having trouble choosing from all the fantastic local restaurants? The annual Taste of Rockport-Fulton on March 23rd has you covered! Dozens of local restaurants, bakers, and caterers will come together for a food-filled event with proceeds funding scholarships for local students. There will also be live music, auctions, and other surprises. You can purchase tickets for the event at .

Rockport Center for the Arts

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Free Family Saturday at the Rockport Center for the Arts. Bring the entire family and enjoy work by member artists. You can also take advantage of the mild weather to explore the beautiful sculpture garden by the bay. The special exhibition through April 1st is the 10th Annual Rising Eyes of Texas Show, with artists representing 13 Texas universities. For more information on the Center, visit them at .

Rock the Dock

If you’re a boat lover, you’ll want to head to the 6th Annual Rock the Dock In-Water Boat Show from March 31 to April 2 at the Redfish Bay Boathouse in Aransas Pass. Admission and parking are free. They’ll have over 100 boats of all sizes, and local artists, shopping, food, and music to keep the whole family happy. For more information, visit the website at

Come Stay With Us!

We’re making Majestic Oak Resort even better for our guests by expanding our RV sites and adding amenities, all to make you feel like you’ve stepped into an oasis. If you’re a current guest, contact the office for details on our guest appreciation dinner on March 27! If you haven’t stayed with us yet, our website has all the information on our beautiful property at . You can make reservations online or by contacting us at 361-727-0034 or via email at .

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