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 >

Location: 291 State Highway Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: 508-349-2615
Hours: Daily, 9 am–4:30 pm; Trails daily, 8 am-dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Red-bellied Woodpecker male © Gerry Farquharson
Red-bellied Woodpecker © Gerry Farquharson

Join us this fall and winter for sociable and educational bird talks! Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided. Next program is February 14.

Bob with big loggerhead

Our late summer predictions of a busy fall season came true. Wellfleet Bay volunteers and staff rescued or recovered more than 800 cold-stunned sea turtles this year—our second biggest season ever. Updated January 7.

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Upcoming Programs

January 19, 2019 (Saturday) 9:00am - 11:00am
Explore the beaches, dunes, and waters of the Outer Cape in search of winter birds including snow buntings, horned larks, sea... Learn More >
January 23, 2019 (Wednesday) 10:30am - 12:30pm
Think winter is a slow time for birds on Cape Cod? Think again! Ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful on open water throughou... Learn More >
January 26, 2019 (Saturday) 10:00am - 11:00am
Discover the tranquility of the sanctuary in winter on this naturalist-guided walk. We'll search for winter waterfowl and othe... Learn More >
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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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