Barnstable Great Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Barnstable Great Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary © CJ Gregory
© CJ Gregory

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. 

LocationWest Main Street (Rte 6A), Barnstable, MA
Hours: Trails, daily dawn to dusk

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Explore Our Trails

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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