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

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 18, 2015
A group of horseshoe crabs at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

This free biennial conference is open to the public and will feature presentations on horseshoe crabs and their conservation status. There will also be information on current research on horseshoe crabs and how it relates to their harvest and management, especially on the Outer Cape.

Diamond Back Terrapin

With your help, we can protect this important property and protect the health of the estuary, provide wildlife habitat and maintain critical nesting habitat for diamondback terrapins for years to come.

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Upcoming Programs

April 18, 2015 9:30am - 1:00pm
This free biennial conference is open to the public and features presentations on horseshoe crabs and...
April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wellfleet Bay is home to many types of interesting fish, from slippery eels to hardy mummichog minnows....
April 19, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Endangered right whales, stop over in Cape Cod Bay each spring to feed in the zooplankton-rich waters....
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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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