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 26, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Join us as we explore the sanctuary in search of diamondback terrapins, a threatened species of turtle...
June 27, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am
Experience the best of morning bird activity with a Wellfleet Bay naturalist on this walk along Goose...
June 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Join Wellfleet Bay Education Coordinator Melissa Lowe for this guided evening walk at the sanctuary....
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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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