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

"Do Doodlebugs Doodle?" cover © Persnickety Press

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event July 25, 2018

Come meet children's book authors Corinne Demas and her daughter Artemis Roehrig—both longtime Wellfleet Bay summer visitors—and hear them read from their new book dedicated to the world of entomology!

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.

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Upcoming Programs

July 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Late summer and fall are the best time to experience shorebird migration on Cape Cod. Join a Wellfleet...
July 17, 2018 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Explore the winding tidal rivers, quiet bays, and scenic marshes of Cape Cod with an experienced paddler...
July 17, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Discover the fascinating fish of Wellfleet Bay! Meet live fish to learn how these aquatic creatures...
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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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