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

Cold stunned sea turtles at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary runs the largest annual cold-stunned sea turtle rescue program in the world. Yesterday, the Sanctuary set a new record – 148 endangered sea turtles rescued in one day. This is the largest number of sea turtles that Wellfleet Bay has processed in a single day in its more than 30 years of rescuing sea turtles.

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Upcoming Programs

November 22, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Search for cold-stunned juvenile sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod Bay beaches on the high tide. Learn...
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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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