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 October 30, 2015

Celebrate this fun, family holiday by exploring our haunted pine forest after dark. You'll be entertained and enlightened (but not scared) by the strange and mysterious creatures you meet along the way.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event Saturday, November 7, 2015
Herring River on Cape Cod © John Portnoy
Herring River on Cape Cod © John Portnoy

The 2015 Wellfleet Harbor Conference will be held Saturday, November 7 from at the Wellfleet Elementary School. The conference is free and open to all.


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

October 11, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Join us at South Sunken Meadow Beach in Eastham to spot migrating ducks, seabirds, shorebirds, and falcons....
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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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