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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Summer Birding Programs

Summer Birding Programs

Yellow Warbler © Sherri VandenAkker
Yellow Warbler © Sherri VandenAkker

Come watch birds with us! We're offering birding walks three times a week this summer. Pre-register now >

Summer Turtle Prowls

Summer Turtle Prowls

It's nesting time for diamondback terrapins! Join us to search for signs of nesting females and learn about our work to protect this native species. Register >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

September 9, 2022 (Friday) 3:30-7:00pm
This course is designed to give the novice birder, or those inexperienced with coastal birds, the skills to identify peeps, plovers and other shorebird species. Read more
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