Rockaway Beach in Branson, MO
Founded in 1917, Rockaway Beach is a tiny little resort community, tucked away on the shores of Lake Taneycomo, and holds the unique distinction of being the first Family Resort Community west of the Mississippi River.
Also touted to be the Ozark's first tourist destination, there's never a dull moment here at Rockaway Beach. The picturesque one and a half mile shoreline is home to a vivid array of attractively priced restaurants, marinas, and shops, while the trout-infested waters of the lake attract angling enthusiasts from all over Missouri. History buffs will inevitably revel in the fact that the legendary Al Capone vacationed on the scenic shores of the lake during his heyday, and can also take a peek at his hideaway across the waters of the lake from downtown Rockaway.
If you're planning to bring the family along on a fishing trip, Rockaway Beach ensures you have everything you need with their newly renovated causeway, fishing island and pier, with free access.
This vivacious community also organizes a number of events and special activities all through the year, which include live talent contests, fishing weekends, flea markets and the famed Annual Hydroplane Race, details of which are regularly updated on their website http://www.rockawaybeachchamber.com.
Irrespective of whether your idea of fun comprises of lazy afternoons, basking on the sun-kissed sands of the beach, or an activity-filled day in a quaint lakefront town steeped in nostalgia and good old-fashioned exuberance, you can be sure to find just what you're looking for at Rockaway Beach!