About Wellfleet Bay

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

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.


291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Mailing Address: PO Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
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Information Desk: Wednesdays–Saturdays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm
Visitor's Center Restrooms: Wednesdays–Saturdays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm
Trails: Open every day, 7:30 am–6:00 pm

NOTE: A portable restroom is available to the public when the Visitor's Center restrooms are closed.


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


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



Trail Mileage

5 miles (0.5 miles universally accessible) Get Details >

Sanctuary Highlights                                        

  • Year-round programs for all ages and hands-on activities during wildlife cruises in Cape Cod Bay.
  • Summer camp programs in Wellfleet and Chatham designed to promote curiosity about the natural world.
  • Research and conservation projects focusing on threatened shorebirds, Diamondback 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.