Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Walking the boardwalk in summer 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, 7 am–dusk

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Marine Life Cruises

Marine Life Cruises

Family-friendly excursions to meet the creatures living in Cape Cod Bay! Through August 21. Sign up >

Summer Kayaking

Kayak Trips

Explore the Outer Cape's beautiful salt marshes, ponds, and rivers by kayak. Register today >

Owls Live!

Owls—Live! is August 1

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to get up-close with live owls! Save your spot >

Summer Camp

Still Time to Register for Camp!

Register now for Wellfleet Bay’s day camp sessions for ages 3–14. Learn more >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

July 24, 2019 (Wednesday) 10:00am - 12:00pm
Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary's beach at low tide. Our w... Learn More >
July 24, 2019 (Wednesday) 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Discover the fascinating fish of Wellfleet Bay! Meet live fish to learn how these aquatic creatures are perfectly adapted for... Learn More >
July 25, 2019 (Thursday) 10:00am - 11:30am
Explore four different habitats at the Sanctuary including the forest, fresh water, brackish water, and salt marsh in search o... Learn More >
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