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

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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Marking its 30th anniversary this season, Wellfleet Bay's Cape Cod Field Schools for adults is offering a rich array of topics exploring the Cape’s wildlife and natural beauty that has inspired people for generations. This season, participants will have an opportunity to dive into the lives of whales and seals.

Sunset walk on the beach at Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

We hope you make Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary part of your vacation or weekend plans this summer. Here are a few tips aimed at making your visit as enjoyable as possible.

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Upcoming Programs

August 28, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
With their striking, long, cuved beaks, whimbrel are always an exciting shorebird to observe. Join Sanctuary...
August 29, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Spot migrating shorebirds and a variety of terns, as we explore the beaches and sandbars formed by the...
August 29, 2016 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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