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

Volunteer Heather Pilchard rescues a Kemp’s ridley on Great Island
Volunteer Heather Pilchard rescuing a Kemp’s ridley on Great Island

The weather conditions that signal the start of stranding season arrived in November, and our volunteers began finding cold-stunned sea turtles. To date, more than 240 turtles have been rescued.

Whip-poor-will at Wellfleet by Mark Faherty
Whip-poor-will (Photo: Mark Faherty)

Join us this winter for sociable and educational bird talks. Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided. Next program is December 20.

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Wellfleet Bay invites researchers to submit proposals to present at the 23rd Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2017.

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Upcoming Programs

January 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Keep warm with a hot beverage and a sweet treat while discovering the fascinating avian diversity of...
February 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Keep warm with a hot beverage and a sweet treat while discovering the fascinating avian diversity of...
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Birthday Parties

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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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