Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Marsh overlook 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. 

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

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Wellfleet Bay camper with two Horseshoe Crabs

Register now for Wellfleet Bay’s day camp sessions. Learn More >

Birding Programs

Go Birding at Wellfleet

Red-breasted Nuthatch © Lee Millet
Red-breasted Nuthatch © Lee Millet

We have birding programs for all ages and experience levels. Find a Program >

Sanctuary News & Events

Two bay scallop fishermen © John Stanton

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 16, 2019

Join us for a screening of The Last Bay Scallop to learn how the communities on Nanctucket are racing to restore water quality in the harbor before it's too late to save the last commercial bay scallop fishery on the East Coast.

Whiteley student holding a model of a sea turtle

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay has been chosen as a beneficiary of the 2019 Seaside Le Mans race! This extraordinary opportunity will help expand our conservation science education programs to underserved children, strengthen existing school programs, and provide new learning opportunities at the sanctuary.

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Upcoming Programs

February 27, 2019 (Wednesday) 9:30am - 11:30am
Think winter is a slow time for birds on Cape Cod? Think again! Ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful on open water throughou... Learn More >
March 1, 2019 (Friday) 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Discover the natural history and adaptations of local owls through an indoor presentation then head outside to look and listen... Learn More >
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