Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Boardwalk at Wellfleet Bay © Victoria Bettuelli
© Victoria Bettuelli

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. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am-4 pm • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Spring Volunteer Day

Volunteer Day • Saturday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Month and join us in preparing the pollinator garden, turtle gardens, and campground for summer! Register online >

April Vacation Adventures

April Vacation Adventures

Time to think spring! Make plans to have your kids join us for vacation week programs at Brewster or Wellfleet Bay. Register soon >

Sanctuary News & Events

Research Follows Sea Turtle Rescue Season

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

It's the time of year Wellfleet Bay's sea turtle team and volunteers join outside researchers at a lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to examine the sea turtles that didn't survive the cold-stun season. These sessions at WHOI provide scientists valuable information to help further sea turtle conservation.

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Upcoming Programs

April 18, 2023 (Tuesday) - April 21, 2023 (Friday) (9:00am-2:30pm)
April Vacation Camp at Wellfleet Bay is a full-day camp for children in grades K-2, focusing on nature play and outdoor exploration! Read more
April 18, 2023 (Tuesday) 10:00am-12:00pm
Join a Mass Audubon Naturalist and Sandy Neck Ranger to wander through the dunes of Sandy Neck in search of Signs of Spring from Osprey to Spadefoot Toads. Read more
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