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: Open daily, 8:30 am–5:00 pm
TRAILS: Open daily, 8:00 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Jack-o-lantern with tree carving

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 26, 2018

Celebrate the Halloween holiday by exploring our delightfully spooky pine forest after dark. You'll be entertained and enlightened by curious creatures from the natural world you'll meet along the way!

Wellfleet Harbor © Andrew Sutcliffe

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 3, 2018

Join us on Saturday, November 3, for the sixteenth year of this free, public conference! Come hear about the latest research in the diets of Cape seals, shellfish policy, wastewater management, sea turtle strandings, and more.

Closeup of Pine Warbler female (Photo: Mark Faherty)
Pine Warbler female (Photo: Mark Faherty)

Join us this fall and winter for sociable and educational bird talks! Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided. Next program is November 7.

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Upcoming Programs

October 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join Wellfleet Bay naturalists for this guided evening walk at the sanctuary. We'll look and listen for...
October 26, 2018 5:15pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate this fun, family holiday by exploring our haunted pine forest after dark. You'll be entertained...
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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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