Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Wellfleet Bay's beach © 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. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 am-4 pm • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Firefly Monitoring Community Science Project

Firefly Watch

Join us May 24th to learn about a community science project to monitor our firefly populations. Find out more >

June Birding Programs

June Birding Programs

Yellow Warbler © Sherri VandenAkker
Yellow Warbler © Sherri VandenAkker

Come watch birds with us! We’ll be offering birding walks twice a week starting in June. Pre-register now >

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