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: Tuesday–Sunday, 8:30 am–5:00pm, closed Mondays
TRAILS: Open daily, 8:00 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 21, 2018

You're invited to the 2018 Sea Change environmental film and discussion series! Join us for a screening of Straws, a short-film about plastics pollution and what we can do to address it.

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Seventh graders from Chatham and Harwich are getting a whole year to think about birds—their biology, the habitats they use and depend upon, and the threats they face on a daily basis—thanks to a new Wellfleet Bay program.

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Upcoming Programs

April 21, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Experience the best of morning bird activity with a Wellfleet Bay naturalist on this walk along Goose...
April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Straws is a short documentary about plastic straw pollution and how we can make a sea of change one straw...
April 22, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Wellfleet Bay has re-established a bird banding station to study the migration of songbirds. The Sanctuary...
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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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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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