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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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Heart breakingly beautiful

Monomoy has spectacular views, breath taking wildlife and compelling eco-history. Horse shoe crabs... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Erin F
via mobile
Fantastic!

This is a beautiful place to get an amazing ocean view off cape cod. The staff and the visitors... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
JaredL23
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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"
in 9 reviews
"poison ivy"
in 4 reviews
"bring bug spray"
in 6 reviews
"tide schedule"
in 3 reviews
"stage harbor"
in 11 reviews
"short hike"
in 4 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 3 reviews
"piping plover"
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"natural beauty"
in 4 reviews
"beach walk"
in 5 reviews
"views are spectacular"
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"sea birds"
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"cape cod"
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Monomoy has spectacular views, breath taking wildlife and compelling eco-history. Horse shoe crabs, seals, birds, swarms of fishing boats ... and the most precious of all, miles of public beaches to walk. It's a great place to take children to get out of the "Disni-fied"...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to get an amazing ocean view off cape cod. The staff and the visitors center was extremely friendly and explained the trails to us in detail as well as providing maps. Public restrooms are available for use. The trail heads...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Chatham is much more than merely a way too cute, ostentatiously wealthy part of the Cape. Tucked in among houses of the truly rich, Monomo National Seashore Refuge consists of a tiny visitors center, and a trail thru marsh, along the shore of the Sound,...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Great trails, starting with stairway to the beach. Lots of wildlife to see and enjoy. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank John M
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

First visit to the refuge, have often been around the island while fishing, the refuge is a different look at a special place. This is a special pace

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Perfect. Water was just cool enough. They let you bring YOUR DOG. Nowhere else on the cape lets you bring your dog. Very few people. Parking is tough but If you go as the tide is going out you'll have more spaces because when the...More

1  Thank caroleame
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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Pure, unspoiled wildlife refuge. Great exhibits inside and kid backpacks kits to help them explore and learn. Great walk to beach down a quiet path. Ferry does not leave from this location anymore but this is a good thing as it keeps crowds and car...More

Thank elena m
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is a perfect place to visit for nature lovers. There is a lot to see, including diverse bird sightings, vegetation, sand dunes, and of course, the ocean. The views are spectacular! The volunteer in the visitor center was very helpful and was very appreciated...More

Thank Amiga9
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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Found this spot while randomly exploring on our last day on Cape Cod. So serene and peaceful walking along the isolated beach looking for shells and the elusiveness sea glass.

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is definitely worth finding. They have very nicely maintained and signed trails down to the beach. To make your hike longer, be sure to wander along the beach. Bring bug repellant-we got eaten alive on one of the trails. Good amenities.

Thank LSAJ2014
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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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