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

Sea Turtle Rescue Field School participants © Esther Horvath
© Esther Horvath

Join us for the last Cape Cod Field School course of the season to find out first-hand what it takes to rescue cold-stunned sea turtles and other marine animals! Starts November 28.

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. 

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Upcoming Programs

September 26, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore the winding tidal rivers, quiet bays, and scenic marshes of Cape Cod with an experienced paddler...
September 26, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join Wellfleet Bay naturalists for this guided evening walk at the sanctuary. We'll look and listen for...
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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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