Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Marsh overlook in spring 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, 8 am–dusk

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Bird Research in Action

See Bird Research in Action

Common Yellowthroat getting banded © Elora Grahame
Common Yellowthroat © Elora Grahame

Get a first-hand look at the bird banding process this spring. Register now >

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Wellfleet Bay camper with two Horseshoe Crabs

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

Seasonal Walks

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Get Some Fresh Air

Join us on the trail to experience the season's beauty. Upcoming walks >

Birding Programs (text-only)

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Go Birding at Wellfleet

We have birding programs for all ages and experience levels. See programs >

Sanctuary News & Events

New York City flooding © Patrick McFall

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 20, 2019

Join us for a screening of Ocean Cities to find out what coastal cities and towns can do to confront the rising sea levels caused by climate change—and discover the mitigation projects some major cities have already implemented.

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Upcoming Programs

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