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

Sanctuary News & Events

mockingbird nest

Artist and naturalist Julie Zickefoose has had the pleasure of observing many young birds up close— thirteen years, in fact. This extensive experience has given her some fascinating stories to tell. And because she’s an artist, she has created more than 400 colorful paintings of 17 species of birds she watched from egg to fledgling. This work along with her naturalist’s knowledge of bird life are contained in her latest book, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest.

New Blue Star Logo

Mass Audubon's sanctuaries on Cape Cod and the Islands are proud to offer free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program.

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Upcoming Programs

June 26, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary's...
June 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the creeping, crawling, swimming, climbing creatures of the sanctuary. We'll show live animals that...
June 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Join us as we explore the sanctuary in search of diamondback terrapins, a threatened species of turtle...
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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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