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The Perfect Day in Wellfleet

Art and nature go hand in hand in Wellfleet. Main Street and Commercial Street are dotted with fine art galleries, often containing works inspired by the town’s National Seashore and Wellfleet Bay Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary attractions.



Route 6A is the main vein running through Wellfleet. Once you spot Van Rensselaer’s (508-349-2127), look no further for a great meal. The breakfast menu includes eggs any way you can imagine, waffles, pancakes, French toast, sandwiches, and more. For a preview of Wellfeet’s abundant natural glories, stop into the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (508-349-2615), one of the liveliest places on Cape Cod to see the local fauna. Listen to songbirds along the five miles of trails and check out the nature center’s two 700-gallon aquariums for a closer look at the sanctuary’s marine life.


The rolling seas, sweeping dunes, and soft sands of Newcomb Hollow Beach compose the quintessential Cape Cod landscape. Catch up on summer reading, watch for bobbing seals, walk miles of pristine coastline, or relax and do nothing at all – whatever you choose, you’ll be satisfied with a day spent here. If you need a break from the sun and surf, walk up the dune to the famous Beachcomber (508-349-6055). Many of the seafood options make a short trip from surrounding waters before appearing on your plate, and the grill options are plentiful.



Dine in a historic captain’s home at Winslow’s Tavern (508-349-6450). Spacious patio seating and elegant indoor dining rooms are the perfect venues for enjoying classic seafood fare prepared with unique twists. The broad wine list is enough to make any sommelier jealous. Take the time to enjoy a disappearing American pastime at the retro Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre (508-349-7176). Double features are shown all summer long and make for an unforgettable family evening.

Annual 2013 Event

Wellfleet OysterFest
October 19–20, 2013
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Beach and Dunes at Cahoon’s Hollow, Wellfleet

Beach and Dunes at Cahoon's Hollow, Wellfleet