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: Tuesday–Sunday, 8:30 am–5:00pm, closed Mondays
TRAILS: Open daily, 8:00 am-dusk

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.


We're always seeking innovative ways to help Cape Cod students connect to the natural resources that abound in their backyards. Now, thanks to some exciting new partnerships, Wellfleet Bay is able to offer extended programs in two local schools and provide field sites for science learning.

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Upcoming Programs

June 23, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Explore the winding tidal rivers, quiet bays, and scenic marshes of Cape Cod with an experienced paddler...
June 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Look for diamondback terrapins, a threatened species of salt marsh turtle. During June and July we'll...
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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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