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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Nice way to check out the "elbow" of the Cape

Helpful staff at the visitor center; no printed trail maps so make sure to take a photo of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice stop

Stayed here about 90 minutes. The folks at the visitor center were very nice. They advised us to... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Deborah T
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful staff at the visitor center; no printed trail maps so make sure to take a photo of the trail map in the center before heading out. Tides impact the beach trail so be mindful of high tide - parts can be inaccessible when the...More

Thank smolchaji
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

First time visit - slightly challenging to find. Not a big building. The two volunteers were very helpful pointing out touring options. Limited visitor parking. Clean restrooms. Weather and high tide limited beach touring.

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here about 90 minutes. The folks at the visitor center were very nice. They advised us to stay away from the forest area due to ticks. We walked the beach. We skipped stones and looked for horseshoe crabs. We didn't see any. Another tourist...More

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We took this ride to see the seals on the Island. It was neat - choppy, but neat. People were nice, weather was perfect, seals cooperated.

Thank Molly L
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The refuge consists of a trail through woods, marsh and along a beach, a visitor's center and the beach itself, all of them reached via a causeway built by the government to give access to the island and tucked in among ludicrously expensive and beautiful...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The most abundant and beautiful fishery on the east coast. If your looking for big and powerful stripers you have come the right place.

Thank Oleh S
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Beautiful. The national wildlife refuge and coastline are a must see. Lots of seals, beautiful scenery.

Thank Jabrd
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful summer afternoon boat tour of the cape and the Monomoy Wildlife Refuge. Many curious and friendly seals greet the tourists

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed July 18, 2018

I go out to this area on a regular basis since I am local and have a boat. Visitors can take one of several tour boats to see the seals and especially the "outer beach" facing the mighty Atlantic Ocean

5  Thank Peter T
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited Monomoy on our way from Provincetown to Hyannis Definitely worth the detour. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff in the visitor center where you can hire binoculars if you leave your ID at the desk. Lovely trail along the dunes and through the salt marshes...More

Thank par64London
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June 14, 2018|
Response from Mardenvt |
Pets are NOT allowed May 1st - Sept 15
Julia W
April 16, 2018|
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
Janet R
July 17, 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