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

Trumpeter swan © John James Audubon

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 24, 2018

You're invited to the 2018 Sea Change environmental film and discussion series! In honor of Wellfleet Bay's 60th anniversary, the theme this year is birds. First film screening is February 24.

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Seventh graders from Chatham and Harwich are getting a whole year to think about birds—their biology, the habitats they use and depend upon, and the threats they face on a daily basis—thanks to a new Wellfleet Bay program.

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Upcoming Programs

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Birthday Parties


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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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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