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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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A Special Place

Audubon refuge was great with many walks and great beachside natural areas. Really liked the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
washington, dc
Walk on the wildside

Very helpful desk staff, full of information about the best walks and what to look out for. With... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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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” (32 reviews)
“nature center” (23 reviews)
“salt marsh” (24 reviews)
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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Audubon refuge was great with many walks and great beachside natural areas. Really liked the variety of birdlife.

Thank advisorj
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very helpful desk staff, full of information about the best walks and what to look out for. With many different habitat areas this is an ideal place to have a pleasant walk and view wildlife. A great place to take the kids as they can...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to walk and be out in nature. Good for birding. Be prepared for noisy people! This past Sat, one person thought he'd entertain his friends by singing as he walked. So much for appreciating nature! Recommend going early to avoid the crowds...More

Thank Stewart T
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for a walk along well maintained paths with views of marshes and bay. Offers educational programs and has a small education center with displays and a couple of aquariums. A must every summer.

Thank SMSGlassman
Reviewed 14 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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 4 September 2017

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 1 September 2017

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 23 August 2017 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 21 August 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
Julie B
2 October 2017|
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Response from Dennis J | Reviewed this property |
I would check the website. the Cape is beautiful in the fall. I'm sure there would be some nice scenery on a walk to the water.
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.