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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

#2 of 37 things to do in Wellfleet Features Animals
291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Absolutely Beautiful!

This is one of the finest marshes on the east coast. It's so big that it straddles the length of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Highlight of our Cape trip

We loved hiking the trails here. We got here at around 5pm and ended up spending the evening there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
+1 508-349-2615
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the finest marshes on the east coast. It's so big that it straddles the length of Wellfleet so it's always around while you're in town. The wildlife is incredible!

Thank 970alexanderp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved hiking the trails here. We got here at around 5pm and ended up spending the evening there and didn't want to leave. This was the first time I have ever seen dino bones! And the birds and trails are awesome. Go there. For...More

Thank funtravelfreak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This guided tour starts at 4:30pm. We learned a lot about diamond back turtles and their natural habitat. The highlight of the tour was finding a turtle nest and watching their staffs to install a protective cage around the nest to prevent the eggs from...More

Thank tolive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the sanctuary on a cloudy, windy day, although we were lucky because it did not rain. Nice little visitors' center with very helpful and friendly staff. They recommended us a route that our 3-year-old is able to complete as well, without carrying him....More

Thank EszterAr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful trails in woods and over beaches. Incredible views, lots to explore. Bring binoculars! Amazing birding spot. Excellent nature center. We go every year. Modest donation fee to support their work.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day exploring with a 3 & 5 year old. The trails are easy walks with lots to see and explore! We did the trail around the pond and then the one down to the boardwalk. The pond trail was nice, lots of frogs and...More

Thank mcholm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love visiting the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary! The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The visitor center/museum is great for children and adults. The trails are just beautiful, and unspoiled. Definitely worth a visit!!!!

Thank trio103
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

What a gem! Admission is just $5 per adult, there is a nice visitor center and gift shop, and great hikes through a variety of ecological zones.

Thank redyoga
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Wife and I have been stopping on at the wildlife sanctuary for more that 30 years. Whether you are looking for a nature trail for hike, a museum, or a bookshop specializing in nature and the outdoors, this the THE place on Cape Cod.

1  Thank Monophoto-1
Reviewed 21 April 2017

an excellent place to visit at all seasons, View the scenery and the habitats, the different species of flora and fauna. Many different habitats, Great for families

Thank 821Bee
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Response from bioguy | Reviewed this property |
No way!
Michael S
7 August 2015|
Response from astudyincontrasts | Reviewed this property |
There are various options but most are relatively short (1/2 hour each).