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.
Unusually warm fall weather delayed the start of the Cape's annual cold-stunned sea turtle season, but our staff and volunteers are hitting the beaches to rescue critically endangered and threatened turtles. Anyone walking a bay beach this fall may have a chance to save the life of a cold-stunned turtle by following just a few simple steps.
Save the date! After a three-year hiatus, plans are underway to hold the Cape Cod Natural History Conference on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable. We're also seeking proposals for presentations.