Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Vista from the Bay View Trail 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. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Nature Center open every day, 9 am-4 pm; Trails open daily, 7:30 am–8 pm

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Birding Programs

Summer is for the Birds

An Eastern Kingbird with a caught insect in a tree © Sherri VandenAkker
Eastern Kingbird © Sherri VandenAkker

Enjoy morning bird walks and excursions in search of shorebirds. Go birding >

Seasonal Programs & Activities

Kayaking Cape Cod

Explore the Cape's winding tidal rivers, quiet bays, and scenic marshes by kayak. See schedule >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

August 12, 2021 (Thursday) 9:30-11:30am
Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary's beach at low tide. Read more
August 13, 2021 (Friday) 9:30-11:30am
Use dip nets and magnifiers to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary's beach at low tide. Read more
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