About Wellfleet Bay

View out to ocean at WB © Lauren Fenn
© Lauren Fenn

Members Visit for Free

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
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA 02663

Hours

Nature Center

Open 7 days a week, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Restrooms are available in the Nature Center (face masks required indoors)

Trails

Open every day, 7:30 am–8:00 pm

Admission

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $8 Adults, $5 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12), Free for children under 2

As a way to give even more people access to nature and to thank active military for their service, we are proud to offer:

EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
ConnectorCare Card to Culture Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare card
Wonderfund Access: Free for up to 4 people when you show your Wonderfund card
Active-Duty Military: Free for up to 5 people with a valid military ID card

→ For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, please follow our sanctuary guidelines during your visit.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Universally Accessible Nature Center
  • Universally Accessible Restrooms
  • Universally Accessible Trail
  • Picnic Area
  • Camping (members-only)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Acres

1,183

Trail Mileage

5 miles (0.5 miles universally accessible) 
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • Fiddler crabs scurrying in the salt marsh and Green Herons fishing in Goose Pond.
  • Hands-on activities during marine cruises in Cape Cod Bay.
  • Summer day camp programs designed to promote curiosity about the natural world.
  • Year-round programs for all ages based on research and conservation projects focusing on threatened shorebirds, terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and sea turtles.
  • Family camping at our members-only campground for exploration and enjoyment of the natural world. 
  • Cape Cod Field School with courses for adults that focus on the area's unique coastal environment and wildlife.