Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay's beach © Ronald Reynolds
© Ronald Reynolds

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: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 am-4 pm • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Firefly Monitoring Community Science Project

Firefly Watch

Join us May 24th to learn about a community science project to monitor our firefly populations. Find out more >

June Birding Programs

June Birding Programs

Yellow Warbler © Sherri VandenAkker
Yellow Warbler © Sherri VandenAkker

Come watch birds with us! We’ll be offering birding walks twice a week starting in June. Pre-register now >

Sanctuary News & Events

Celebrating Horseshoe Crabs at Wellfleet Bay

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 17 & June 18

International Horseshoe Crab Day is coming up! To mark the occasion, Wellfleet Bay is planning programs for all ages to focus on the Cape's horseshoe crabs, how they live their lives, the serious challenges they face, and what's being done to protect these intriguing and ancient animals.

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