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

Clapper rail in Brewster © Ryan Schain

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 17, 2018

Now in its 23rd year, the annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference features speakers from environmental organizations across Cape Cod discussing a wide array of natural history topics. 

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Looking for a way to get your kids outdoors this summer? Check out Wellfleet Bay's Natural History Day Camps in Wellfleet and Chatham!

Teen volunteer with a turtle on the beach © Peter Marcus
© Peter Marcus

Our volunteers started walking the beaches in late November, looking for stranded sea turtles. And to date, more than 400 cold-stunned sea turtles have been rescued. Updated December 27.

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Upcoming Programs

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


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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