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

Oystercatcher feeding chick © Jim Duffy

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 30, 2017

Join bird conservation scientist Joan Walsh as she offers a preview of the latest edition of the State of the Birds, which focuses on the impact of climate change on the birds that breed in Massachusetts.

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Upcoming Programs

September 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Wellfleet Bay has re-established a bird banding station to study the migration of songbirds. The Sanctuary...
September 23, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Explore the winding tidal rivers, quiet bays, and scenic marshes of Cape Cod with an experienced paddler...
September 28, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Explore the High Head area of North Truro where warblers, sparrows, and migrating birds of prey are highlights...
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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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