Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Walking the boardwalk in summer at 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. 

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Open daily, 9 am–4:30 pm; Trails open daily, 7 am–dusk

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Marine Life Cruises

Marine Life Cruises

Family-friendly excursions to meet the creatures living in Cape Cod Bay! Starts July 10. Sign up >

Summer Kayaking

Kayak Trips

Explore the Outer Cape's beautiful salt marshes, ponds, and rivers by kayak. Register today >

Birding Programs

Spectacular Summer Birds

Green Heron © Susan Wellington
Green Heron © Susan Wellington

We have lots of great birding walks and trips for all ages and experience levels! Go birding >

Summer Camp

Still Time to Register for Camp!

Register now for Wellfleet Bay’s day camp sessions for ages 3–14. Learn more >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

July 17, 2019 (Wednesday) 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Discover the fascinating fish of Wellfleet Bay! Meet live fish to learn how these aquatic creatures are perfectly adapted for... Learn More >
July 18, 2019 (Thursday) 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Mass Audubon's Tern Island is a 28-acre island located just a stone's throw from the shoreline of Chatham's mainland. It featu... Learn More >
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