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

Cape Abilities Team Installs Road Sign_red

As diamondback terrapins emerge from salt marshes to begin their nesting season, members of Cape Abilities in Eastham have created 25 protective steel wire cages—known as predator enclosures—to be placed around turtle nests to discourage red foxes, raccoons and other animals from digging up nests and eating the eggs.

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.

field school at the beach

It’s a chance to pursue a curiosity, indulge a passion, or even to shift careers. Cape Cod Field Schools offer adults special opportunities to explore and learn about the unique nature of Cape Cod.

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Upcoming Programs

June 30, 2015 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary's...
July 1, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Find the hidden creatures of the salt marsh - including fiddler crabs, shrimp, and snails - as we explore...
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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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