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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

#3 of 48 things to do in Chatham Features Animals
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Not "Can't Miss", but worth the time if you can..

Nice walk on the beach, with a great overlook where a ton of birds were and my wife even spotted a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2015
Matt M
Wonderful Wildlife Walk!

The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has something for everyone! Bear left just past Chatham... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2015
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Nice walk on the beach, with a great overlook where a ton of birds were and my wife even spotted a seal, which apparently(as we found out) is not uncommon. High tide prevented a long walk (which could be completed by going thru the neighboring...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge has something for everyone! Bear left just past Chatham Lighthouse and follow Morris Island Rd. You can see people clamming at low tide of get a great view of the boats in Stage Harbor. Ignore the Private: No Trespassing sign...More

5  Thank Beachplum3
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Great place to visit to get a feeling for the coast around Chatham. Make sur to time yor walk to conform to the tides or you may get wet feet.

Thank JackMcDonald
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This was a great spot recommend by our innkeeper. What a hidden gem! Hard to find and the signs make you feel like you are trespassing, but it is secluded. The views are exceptional and it is serene.

Thank agentjut
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We only briefly visited this refuge. Set on the edge of Chatham this resort is a great place for a walk and see the wildlife. Be aware that one section is affected by the tide, information on site yo keep you informed.

1  Thank skiboywales
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

A little challenging to find but a beautiful treasure of beach and wooded trails. Visitor's Center was most helpful. Bring bug spray for the trails and a good camera too! People are friendly and do helpful. A lot of steps to get down to the...More

Thank Dawnzo
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Loved the walk, the wilderness. excellent explanations re. the area by the people who work here. Impressive.

Thank Kikker G
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Perfect for a tranquil walk along the coast and through salt marshes. If you don't want to get wet, check the tide calendar or use the alternate access road, as a part of the path will be knee-deep along the ocean edge at high tide...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Nature center and beach access were very enjoyable. Steps to beach was an easy walk and provided great views of Monomoy Island.

Thank ronmail2
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Beautiful spot to visit if your looking for some quiet time. Short path leads down to the water and great for viewing seals and just relaxing. Nice spot to go beachcombing. Very secluded and fall is a nice time to visit.

Thank boktasofattleboro
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What's the average water temperature?
14 July 2016|
Response from Will P | Reviewed this property |
High 60s to low 70s