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–5:00 pm
Trails: Daily, 8:00 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

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As every Wellfleet Bay day camp counselor knows, fiddler crabs are the star attractions of the salt marsh. But when camp counselor Artemis Roehrig tried to find a picture book about fiddler crabs to read to campers, there was nothing. “So I teamed up with my mother to write one!” she says.

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Join us on August 3 from 4–5 pm for a chance to see and learn about some amazing birds of prey from a world-renowned raptor expert—Norman Smith, Sanctuary Director at Blue Hills Trailside Museum and founder of the Snowy Owl Project!

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

July 26, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Explore the winding tidal rivers, quiet bays, and scenic marshes of Cape Cod with an experienced paddler...
July 26, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cruise from Sesuit Harbor in Dennis into Cape Cod Bay aboard the Albatross to look for marine creatures....
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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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