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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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Great beach to walk and explore!

We visted Monomoy a few times during our stay, choosing to walk the beach both to the left and... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Little gem hidden from most people

Small car park and new steps down to the beach. If you lucky you may see a bird of prey. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
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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%
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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We visted Monomoy a few times during our stay, choosing to walk the beach both to the left and right. The kids found a ton of sea life during these walks. We also encountered a coyote up close as he swam from an island in...More

Thank TeamHerz
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Small car park and new steps down to the beach. If you lucky you may see a bird of prey. Lovely sand and very quiet spot.

Thank HowardGuess
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Nice place to walk along the beaches enjoying the Nature in , along the Ocean and the Beaches. From Lobsters, Crabs, Seals, Mussels, and Much much More.. Caution There are Ticks in the tall brush and weeds if you leave the Sandy Beaches. Not a...More

3  Thank Weevaluate
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge is special, and well worth putting on one's list of "must do's". The walk down to the beach is beautiful, and when you get there, the world slows down, and you are in one of the most beautiful spots in...More

2  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I've been walking these trails for 40 years and it never gets old. If you walk long enought (about an hour each way) you'll discover a lighthouse and an inlet with boats traveling through it. Both pleasure boats and people fishing can be seen regularly...More

Thank Dan O
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Just along from the rental we were staying in, the reserve was easy for us to find but may be difficult if you are not based in this part of Chatham. Just bear left down the hill immediately after the Chatham Lighthouse and turn right...More

1  Thank EricSurrey_UK
Reviewed 9 June 2016

While there is not much in the way of an education/information center the trails and views were beautiful. You got to see quite a variety of habitats (marsh, beach, woodland). Much of the beach part of the trail is underwater during high tide. There is...More

Thank Suzie S
Reviewed 26 May 2016

What a beautiful must see sanctuary. It was a little tricky to get there as there is a bridge closed right close to the road to go down. Stay on course. It is on a dead end street. There was a lovely woman, Mary Beth,...More

3  Thank AJandCin
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We found this while I was staying on the cape in May 2016 for a girls weekend. The views were spectacular! Truly a hidden gem. There are hiking trails throughout the refuge, and you can walk along the water for a few miles. It's just...More

1  Thank Maryanne191
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

You will see signs that say private road when you're trying to get here. You are permitted to drive on the road as long as you were going straight to the refuge. This wildlife refuges one of over 550 refuges in the national wildlife refuge...More

2  Thank Norjeff2
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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