If you saw the Movie “The Next Karate Kid” starring future Oscar Winner Hillary Swank some of the training scenes were filmed at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport. There is an ample parking area and a nice short stroll through a wooded lane.
You will come across an abandoned quarry filled with water. This is especially beautiful when surrounded by fall foliage and is where the scenes from the movie were filmed. The visitor center is in the large structure in the park with the old World War II era observation tower.
Past the quarry the rocky shoreline is a great place to watch the pounding surf especially if there is an offshore storm. Be extra careful people have been swept off the rocks during stormy weather but the sight of the surf crashing is both scary and spectacular.