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. Read more >

HOURS: Tuesday–Sunday, 8:30 am–5:00pm, closed Mondays
TRAILS: Open daily, 8:00 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

NEAQ loggerhead release at Craigville Beach © Karen Strauss

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 25, 2017

Drop in over Thanksgiving weekend to learn more about sea turtles and why they strand on the beaches of Cape Cod in the late fall—plus a behind-the-scenes look at our rescue efforts!

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Wellfleet Bay is issuing a request for proposals for presentations at the 2018 Cape Cod Natural History Conference in Barnstable. This work may be either professional or personal study focusing on the ecology, status, distribution of local plants, animals, natural communities or environmental restoration projects on the Cape. The deadline is December 15, 2017.

Displaying male turkeys © Teddy Llovet
© Teddy Llovet

Join us this fall and winter for sociable and educational bird talks. Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided.

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Upcoming Programs

November 19, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cruise from Sesuit Harbor in Dennis into Cape Cod Bay aboard the Albatross. Search for alcids, loons,...
November 25, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Drop in to learn more about sea turtles and why they strand on the beaches of Cape Cod in the late fall,...
November 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Search for cold-stunned juvenile sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod Bay beaches on the high tide. Learn...
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Birthday Parties

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Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with guided indoor and outdoor activities. Learn More

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