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 >

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Daily, 9 am–4:30 pm; Trails daily, 8 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

3 gulls on a pier in Chatham © Richard Johnson
Gulls in Chatham © Richard Johnson

Join us this fall and winter for sociable and educational bird talks! Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided. Next program is January 10.

Free-swimming Mola mola © "Krill" Carson
Mola mola © "Krill" Carson

Wellfleet Bay invites researchers to submit proposals to present at the 24th Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference. The deadline for submissions is December 21, 2018.

Bob with big loggerhead

Cape Cod's sea turtle stranding season started earlier than usual this fall, and so far we've rescued well over 600 cold-stunned turtles! It's our second biggest year ever.

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Upcoming Programs

December 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Think winter is a slow time for birds on Cape Cod? Think again! Ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful...
January 5, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Explore the beaches, dunes, and waters of the Outer Cape in search of winter birds including snow buntings,...
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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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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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