Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay provides peace and unmatched beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor. Extensive trails bring you to a panoramic salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, and pine woodlands, each attracting a wide array of wildlife. The sanctuary features a universally accessible trail and an award-winning “green” nature center with numerous exhibits and aquariums. Read More

Sanctuary News & Events


Now that the water has warmed and is teeming with marine life, sea turtles are being spotted off southern New England. For more than a decade, Wellfleet Bay's Sea Turtle Sightings website and hotline have served to gather data and raise awareness about sea turtles in the region.

field school at the beach

It’s a chance to pursue a curiosity, indulge a passion, or even to shift careers. Cape Cod Field Schools offer adults special opportunities to explore and learn about the unique nature of Cape Cod.

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Upcoming Programs

August 3, 2015 10:00am - 12:30pm
Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary's...
August 3, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mass Audubon’s Tern Island is a small 28-acre island located just a stone’s throw from the...
August 3, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
After camp is over, kids will have a chance to eat lunch at the Chatham Elementay School grounds and...
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Birthday Parties


Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with guided indoor and outdoor activities. Learn More

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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