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

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From December 29–30, we'll take a close look at these amazing feathered creatures we call birds. We'll head out on the trails with homemade binoculars in hand to search for winter birds and the signs they leave behind.

CCNHC 2010 © Shawn Carey
CCNHC 2010 © Shawn Carey

Wellfleet Bay is now accepting proposals for presentations at the 20th annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Cold stunned sea turtles at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary runs the largest annual cold-stunned sea turtle rescue program in the world. Since early November, Wellfleet Bay has rescued or recovered more than one thousand turtles. 

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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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