Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Vista from the Bay View Trail in spring at 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. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Nature Center open Monday-Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; Trails open daily, 7:30 am–8 pm

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Sensory Friendly Days

Sensory Friendly Days • October 19

Common Buckeye butterfly on aster flower © Sherri VandenAkker
Common Buckeye © Sherri VandenAkker

Designed so those with sensory-sensitive needs can connect with nature at their own pace. Sign up >

Field Schools

Cape Cod Field Schools

Spend a weekend hiking the Cape's lesser-known backwoods and beaches! Register now >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

October 19, 2021 (Tuesday) 2:00-4:00pm
These quieter hours are set aside for those with sensory needs to experience the sanctuary at their own pace. Read more
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