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: Open daily through Labor Day, 9 am-4 pm • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Turtle Prowls at Wellfleet Bay

Turtle Prowls

Hatchling in the Hand © Karen Kishpaugh
© Karen Kishpaugh

It's hatchling season! Join us on a patrol to look for hatching diamondback terrapin nests. Sign up soon! >

Late Summer Birding

Late Summer Birding

Landing at Wellfleet Bay by Shawn Carey
by Shawn Carey

Our weekly birding programs are a great opportunity to look for fall migrants! Preregister now >

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