Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Marsh beach and water  at Long Pasture
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable © Hong Ren Wang

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Plan Your Visit

Sandy beaches, butterfly-filled meadows, woodland trails, farm animals, and gentle, varied trails lead to Barnstable Harbor flanked by the dunes of Sandy Neck Barrier Beach.

Connect with Long Pasture

Property Regulations

  • Foot travel only; please stay on trails (day passes are available for powered mobility devices)
  • Dog walking and horseback riding are prohibited; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome)
  • Camping, collecting, smoking, hunting, fishing, releasing of animals, and feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • Commercial photography needs prior approval; please see all photography guidelines.


  • Parking
  • Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
    Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
  • Restrooms, Universally Accessible
    Restrooms, Universally Accessible
  • Picnic Tables
    Picnic Tables
  • Canoeing / Kayak (call ahead)
    Canoeing / Kayak (call ahead)

Explore Long Pasture

  • A raised boardwalk over a salt marsh leading to the ocean.
    Long Pasture, Barnstable
  • A Monarch butterfly on orange Butterfly Weed.
    Long Pasture, Barnstable, © Marianne Woods
  • Pink, White, and Purple wildflowers growing together in a grassland.
    Long Pasture, Barnstable, Jim Oliphant
  • A wooden boardwalk cuts through green vegetation and yellow flowers.
    Long Pasture, Barnstable
  • A tunnel through a fallen tree trunk and an obstacle made from logs.
    Long Pasture, Barnstable
  • Overview of sand dunes and the ocean.
    Long Pasture, Barnstable
  • An archway cut from a thicket. A grassy path runs under it.
    Long Pasture, Barnstable
  • Two separate tan buildings with a walkway between them. A gravel road out front with a speed bump.
    Long Pasture, Barnstable

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