Cape Cod Sights

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

  • 149 Rte. 28 Map It
  • Waquoit
  • Beach–Sight

Published 07/13/2016

Fodor's Review

Encompassing 3,000 acres of estuaries, woodlands, salt marshes, and barrier beaches, this research reserve is a good place for walking, kayaking, fishing, and birding. In July and August, there are nature programs for families, including an outdoor lecture series on Tuesday evening. South Cape Beach is part of the reserve; you can lie out on the sand or join one of the interpretive walks. Flat Pond Trail runs through several different habitats, including fresh- and saltwater marshes. You can reach Washburn Island on your own by boat, or by joining a Saturday-morning tour; it offers 330 acres of pine barrens and trails, swimming, and 10 wilderness campsites (an advance reservation and permit are required).

Sight Information

Address:

149 Rte. 28, 3 miles west of Mashpee rotary, Waquoit, Massachusetts, 02536, USA

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Phone:

508-457–0495

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Visitor center: July and Aug., daily 10–4

Published 07/13/2016

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