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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 291 State Highway, South Wellfleet, Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone Number: 508-349-2615
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.

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Beautiful sanctuary!

We had a wonderful time walking the trails here, enjoying the scenery and bird watching. The Nature Center is quite spacious and well-maintained. The desk volunteers are helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful time walking the trails here, enjoying the scenery and bird watching. The Nature Center is quite spacious and well-maintained. The desk volunteers are helpful with trail suggestions. There were a number of other visitors, many seemingly from the Day Camp for kids that they run. Some of the trails get flooded at high tide, so make... More 

Thank brimel
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place with easy trails around the beautiful salt marsh. Many wildlife sightings, from dragonflies to turtles to herons. Bring your camera and binocs

Thank silvasas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for families and nature lovers. Good knowledgeable staff. The amount of birds and wildlife was remarkable. And despite a steady stream of people the trails were quite silent. Be sure to ask about their nature blinds!

Thank Jason S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife, four-year-old daughter and I took a lovely nature walk here. We had an excellent tour guide and were quickly able to learn all about the marsh lands and the many creatures that inhabit the Cape. We were able to take a stroller on the first part of the walk, and then my daughter was easily able to complete... More 

Thank Beth R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I stopped by here during our trip at Cape Cod. We hiked through pine and oak forest, saw a beautiful lake, crossed a boardwalk across marshland and saw the most amazing untouched beach on the Atlantic. The vistas were amazing! My kids loved watching the hundreds of tiny crabs along our walk to the beach. Being on... More 

Thank Lauren K
Kitchener, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were delighted to find that our motel on Cape Cod was less than a mile from this sanctuary. We spent a morning exploring the salt marsh and shoreline. We loved it so much that we returned for the full moon walk the next evening. We experienced a view of a gorgeous sunset and moonrise. A knowledgeable naturalist helped us... More 

Thank Warmnothot
Red Hook, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming back here for years and years. Gorgeous doesn't do it justice! Don't miss the boardwalk that goes into the bay

Thank lyubarackliffe
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit hard to find this place. Our GPS took us to a bike shop, but fortunately the person at the bike store could direct us. The signs coming from the north are small and right on top of the turn, making it a challenge driving in traffic on route 6. However, once we found it, we went... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are members and have an affinity for Audubon sanctuaries. This is one we have visited many times. This time we brought two young grandkids who were enamored with the fiddler crabs and wading birds. It's a great place to visit early in the morning on those hot summer days or any time in spring or fall.... More 

Thank bioguy
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Audubon réservés are always terrific...but this one is a real paradise. We had a special experience going in the afternoon waiting for the sunset in a gorgeous day. The path is really easy and we just made 1/4 of the parcours. It is worthwhile to make ia all. Beautiful trees, bushes, wild flower, tutees nests..... very pleasant and relaxing. Enjoy!!!!!

Thank Lilianaterranova

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