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

I love lobster © John Reiff Williams
I love lobster © John Reiff Williams

Washashore, a photographic exhibit by Peter Kreitler and John Reiff Williams, explores the impact of so many lost and discarded items in the world’s oceans and how this material relates to other environmental issues. It runs from September 1–25.

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For the sixth year in a row, over 30 individual and business sponsors, 18 restaurants, 180 guests and 40 volunteers participated in Wild, Wild Wellfleet! Thank you to all who participated and supported Wellfleet Bay.


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. 

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Upcoming Programs

August 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the creeping, crawling, swimming, climbing creatures of the sanctuary. We'll bring out animals that...
August 31, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
From Hemenway Landing in Eastham, observe the black-crowned night-herons' nightly flight to the marsh...
September 1, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
Experience the best of morning bird activity at Wellfleet Bay with this walk along Goose Pond Trail....
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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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