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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Marsh and Woodland Beauty

This Sanctuary is a great place to visit at any time of year. The walking is easy and the many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bob M
via mobile

70 something, 40 something and a 9 YO all had a great time exploring here. There were day old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fiddler crabs” (31 reviews)
“nature center” (23 reviews)
“salt marsh” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Sanctuary is a great place to visit at any time of year. The walking is easy and the many trails are well-tended and are punctuated with educational signage.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

70 something, 40 something and a 9 YO all had a great time exploring here. There were day old turtles for you to check out as well as an amazing museum. We loved exploring the tidal pools and the boardwalk. The classes filled up, which...More

Thank Traveling_JenRI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our guided tour trough the sanctuary, as it took us through a variety of habitats and gave us a chance to admire the sights and see some wildlife. We had the chance of witnessing the sunset . Lovely way of spending an afternoon/evening!

Thank 4alegna5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful site. Loved the variety of wildlife and sights. I was very informative as well. The high tide markers are a reminder of what is coming to us if we do not act now on global warming.

Thank JuancitoCaminador55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely helpful staff and well marked walks. A really nice way to spend a morning. Lots to see and do.

Thank laneangell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. With or without birds, sometimes we see many, sometimes few, this is worth a visit. The views of the salt marsh are really beautiful, something about the light makes it special. The trails are well maintained and don't require rigor. The...More

Thank reggieb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take everyone. Several different trails with gorgeous views of marshaes along Cape Cod bay. The goose pond trail and board walk were very picturesque. Highly recommend.

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely wildlife sanctuary along the shores of Wellfleet Bay, with nice hiking trails through a variety of different terrains. The fiddler crabs down toward the shore are particularly entertaining.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Mass Audubon property was one of the highlights of our week on Cape Cod. Over the course of several visits we explored all the different trails, totaling 5+ miles. This property has it all, from lovely spring-fed ponds with water lilies to salt marshes...More

Thank ZamiaV
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We visited at low tide so you can easily walk out to the beach. Wildlife everywhere in the salt marshes and on land. Highly recommend spending at least a couple hours here.

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Questions & Answers
15 September 2016|
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Response from bioguy | Reviewed this property |
No way!
15 April 2016|
Response from KarenR86 | Reviewed this property |
No pets. It is a Wild Life Preserve.
Michael S
7 August 2015|
Response from astudyincontrasts | Reviewed this property |
There are various options but most are relatively short (1/2 hour each).