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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

#4 of 49 things to do in Chatham Features Animals
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Best view on the Cape

This out of the way nature preserve is on a bluff overlooking south beach, Monomoy and of course... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Fun hike

We went for a hike. The tide was high so we took the short hike that the ranger had suggested. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This out of the way nature preserve is on a bluff overlooking south beach, Monomoy and of course the Atlantic Ocean. The view is the best on the Cape! Imo. Stairs access a short beach and beautiful ocean water but the tides and currents at...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a hike. The tide was high so we took the short hike that the ranger had suggested. It was beautiful! Totally felt like we were on a deserted island away from the crowds. It was very peaceful & relaxing.

Thank bzlovesmz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because we had a few hours to spare and were looking for a place with free parking. Wow, we were pleasantly surprised. The friendly lady at the visitor centre pointed out where to go (we were there at high tide) and where...More

Thank Mama-Sascha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The path winds around a natural site with picturesque views, but the real gem is when you end the path onto the beach. It is beautiful, clean, and clear. It is a great place to look for seashells and let the kids dig around in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard by word of mouth of this wonderful location. We had a very peaceful walk along the beach. Daughter had a great time exploring the beach and found several horseshoe crab molten shells. We stopped.mid afternoon and had time to explore before tide came...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot, part forest/boardwalk, part beach walk. Go at low tide or one of the trails will be closed to you. Birdwatching galore, including a giant osprey nest which you can view up close and personal.

Thank Gammie8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kind of out of the way and parking is not always great there but wonderful reserve with nice boardwalk and pristine beach for walking, no Seals when we were there so maybe visit later in summer? Friendly staff at visitors Center.....

Thank Dianne K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely gorgeous. I saw some other reviews that say that the people in the visitor center were unhelpful, however the man that was there was great he lets us know what the best walk would be, he reminded us to be aware...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I can't believe this place is free!!! And the beaches here are nicer than the National Seashore which were all packed. We took a troll on the trails and it was so fun. We took a detour and ended up on a secluded beach. So...More

Thank funtravelfreak
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great place to stop and see nature at its best! Make sure to keep an eye open for sharks that have been prowling the waters.

Thank mbrogers55
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Janet R
18 July 2017|
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Response from Kendra B | Reviewed this property |
You can walk as much or as little as you like here. There are benches and stopping spots along the trail to the beach. The trail is not long (3/10ths of a mile to steps down to the beach). The steps are graduated and have a... More