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 >

HOURS: Tuesday–Sunday, 8:30 am–5 pm
TRAILS: Daily, 8 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events


The 2017 Field School schedule offers adults opportunities to learn more about migrating songbirds and shorebirds, turtles, animal tracking, native pollinators, and the Outer Cape's spectacular landscapes.

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Looking for a way to get your kids outdoors this summer? Check out Wellfleet Bay's Natural History Day Camps in Wellfleet and Chatham!

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Upcoming Programs

May 4, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Spring is an exciting time for birding on Cape Cod. Breeding birds are returning and migrants are passing...
May 6, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Wellfleet Bay has re-established a bird banding station to study the migration of songbirds. The Sanctuary...
May 6, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Since 1998 Wellfleet Bay has been studying the spring migration of hawks over the Outer Cape. Find us...
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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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