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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Magnificent, special place!

The very helpful guides will send you on a stunning walk. Make sure to go at low tide for the best... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
newfun
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MA
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A really beautiful walk along the unspoiled seashore

To get there you need two drive through Chatham, which itself is gorgeous - full of beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig_Tapper
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Sydney, NSW
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“high tide” (31 reviews)
“morris island” (20 reviews)
“visitor center” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
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+1 508-945-0594
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"high tide"
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"morris island"
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"visitor center"
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"horseshoe crabs"
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"beautiful walk"
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"poison ivy"
in 4 reviews
"bring bug spray"
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"tide schedule"
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"stage harbor"
in 11 reviews
"short hike"
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"enjoy nature"
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"piping plover"
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"natural beauty"
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"beach walk"
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"views are spectacular"
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"sea birds"
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"cape cod"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The very helpful guides will send you on a stunning walk. Make sure to go at low tide for the best beach!

Thank newfun
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To get there you need two drive through Chatham, which itself is gorgeous - full of beautiful houses and compounds and along a road that winds beside the sea. Park at the victors centre and take the trails along the beach and gorgeous dune scapes...More

2  Thank Craig_Tapper
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the boardwalk on a cold and windy day. It was still incredibly beautiful and well worth the wind and the walk. Vast space of ocean and at the time an empty quiet beach.

1  Thank rdkflk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many different things that you can do here: - go for a walk and enjoy nature - bird watching - bring a cooler and play beach games - sit on the beach - photography

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can stop in for a quick visit or spend plenty of time walking along the shore. Plenty of shore birds to see. We watched the ospreys feed their little ones. We did not see any seals on their day but were told they are...More

Thank suemax
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

I wish I'd look at Tripadvisor prior to going as I'd have been aware of the need to avoid high tide. I'd read about this in Fodors New England book and the tide issue was not mentioned there. The ranger warned us we only an...More

4  Thank lisatravels
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

this is a wonderful spot to visit in Chatham.the views are spectacular,the trail is well maintained and the wildlife is abundant. not many parking spaces there,so get there early and enjoy nature!

2  Thank Jack L
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We went into the station and the guide there was very helpful. Explaining about the birds and other animals that share the refuge- the trails are clearly labeled and the walk around the tip of the island is completely worth it

1  Thank Niagara71
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This beach is amazing. It's such a beautiful walk full of nature. As you walk along the beach you can watch all kinds of birds playing in the surf and seals swimming in the waves. There are all sorts of cool shells and rocks too....More

1  Thank Owen D
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Cape Cod is a special place with a huge amount of natural diversity. The "Elbow" of the Cape is one of my favorites. This was actually my first visit to the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. It was a short weekend and a beautiful Saturday in...More

3  Thank John L
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Pets are NOT allowed May 1st - Sept 15
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Response from Niagara71 | Reviewed this property |
You drive over a causeway and past the sign that says private road- first road on your left. It’s free. You will want to walk the beach make sure you are going on low tide. Check out the ranger station- very knowledgeable... More
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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
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