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: Open daily, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
TRAILS: Open daily, 8:00 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

NEAQ loggerhead release at Craigville Beach © Karen Strauss

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 24, 2018

Drop in over Thanksgiving weekend to learn more about sea turtles and why they strand on the beaches of Cape Cod in the late fall—plus a behind-the-scenes look at our rescue efforts!

Song Sparrow © Shawn Taylor
Song Sparrow © Shawn Taylor

Join us this fall and winter for sociable and educational bird talks! Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided. Next program is December 13.

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Upcoming Programs

November 24, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Search for cold-stunned juvenile sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod Bay beaches on the high tide. Learn...
November 24, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Drop in to learn more about sea turtles and why they strand on the beaches of Cape Cod in the late fall,...
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Birthday Parties

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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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