City of Rockport issues new order restricting vehicles into Rockport Beach

The order goes into effect on July 19 until Aug. 1

The sun over Rockport.

SAN ANTONIO – Rockport Beach is the latest to issue restrictions due to recent surges in COVID-19 cases.

Beginning July 19, no vehicles will be allowed into Rockport Beach Park, including the boat ramp.

The order was made by the city of Rockport.

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All those wanting to go to the beach can park on the fair grounds located near the beach area.

Anyone who violates the order faces a Class C misdemeanor.

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The order is in effect until Aug. 1.

Nueces County implemented a similar order on Wednesday that limits access and adds curfews at beaches in Port Aransas, Padre Island and Corpus Christi.

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