Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Heathland in late fall at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary © 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. 

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am–4:30 pm; Trails open daily, 7 am–dusk

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Summer Camp

Register for Summer Camp!

We offer day camp sessions for campers ages 3–14 at two Cape Cod locations. Sign up today >

Spring Migration Club

Spring Migration Club

Yellow Warbler © Sherri VandenAkker
Yellow Warbler © Sherri VandenAkker

This series offers an in-depth look at spring migration on Cape Cod. Starts March 13! Get the details >

Cheep Eats

Next "Cheep Eats" is March 19

Crow on tree branch © Neal Harris
© Neal Harris

Bring a lunch & join us each month for these sociable, educational bird talks! Register now >

Birding Programs

Winter Birds

Dovekie in Provincetown © Susan Wellington
Dovekie © Susan Wellington

We have lots of great birding walks and trips for all ages and experience levels! Go birding >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

February 29, 2020 (Saturday) 8:00am - 2:00pm
Build up your Leap Day bird list! Spend the day with a Wellfleet Bay Naturalist searching the Outer Cape for as many bird spec... Learn More >
March 6, 2020 (Friday) 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Discover the natural history and adaptations of local owls through an indoor presentation then head outside to look and listen... Learn More >
March 7, 2020 (Saturday) 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Learn about the amazing adaptations of our local owls.Enjoy a story and head out on an evening hike searching for these myster... Learn More >
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