Barnstable Great Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary
Barnstable Great Marsh is an integral part of the ecologically significant 3,800-acre Sandy Neck salt marsh and barrier beach system. Along with the expansive salt marsh views, the sanctuary features two open ponds, shady oak woodlands, and numerous wildlife. Three species of owls commonly inhabit the sanctuary in winter, and five species of turtles nest here in summer. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.
Location: West Main Street (Rte 6A), Barnstable, MA
Hours: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk
Explore Our Trails
Explore 1.5 miles of trails with two ponds, shady oak woodlands, and a coastal overlook with spectacular views of the Barnstable Harbor and Sandy Neck Barrier Beach. Learn More
The nearby Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone. Find a program