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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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Amazing turtle nest finding tour

This guided tour starts at 4:30pm. We learned a lot about diamond back turtles and their natural... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
via mobile
really fun little hike with a toddler

We visited the sanctuary on a cloudy, windy day, although we were lucky because it did not rain... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
via mobile
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This preserve is a great place to commune with nature and watch the sunset.
  • Excellent78%
  • 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 6 July 2017 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 3 July 2017 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 July 2017 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 26 June 2017 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 26 June 2017

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 22 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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My family thoroughly hiking the various trails exploring marshes, woodlands, ponds, the boardwalk to the beach, and so many birds! Very friendly staff at the visitor's center will help you decide which trails to take and loan you binoculars. We were able to hit 3...More

Thank kathy1966
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My daughter and I visited this on a cold, windy day in November. There was not a lot going on in terms of tours and educational programs - but, the list for "seasonal" educational offerings was really interesting. We walked the trails and really enjoyed...More

Thank nwilliamscapecod
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15 September 2016|
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Response from bioguy | Reviewed this property |
No way!
cheryl k
15 April 2016|
Response from KarenR86 | Reviewed this property |
No pets. It is a Wild Life Preserve.
Michael S
7 August 2015|
Response from astudyincontrasts | Reviewed this property |
There are various options but most are relatively short (1/2 hour each).