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

Sanctuary News & Events

Acadian Flycatcher upclose
Acadian Flycatcher

Spend a weekend getting up close and personal with Cape Cod’s wildlife! These fall Field School classes offer active, outdoor experiences taught by professional naturalists and scientists. Next course starts September 7.

Ceraldi at Wild Wild Wellfleet! in 2017
© Ceraldi

This year’s Wild, Wild Wellfleet! fundraiser was a sold-out event and, truly, a wild success! We'd like to extend our most sincere thanks to everyone who made the chef's tasting and auction possible. 

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.

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Upcoming Programs

August 21, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Late summer and fall are the best time to experience shorebird migration on Cape Cod. Join a Wellfleet...
August 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Discover the fascinating fish of Wellfleet Bay! Meet live fish to learn how these aquatic creatures...
August 22, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am
Experience the best of morning bird activity with a Wellfleet Bay naturalist on this walk along Goose...
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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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