Located some thirty miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, Wellfleet offers an abundance of quaint seaside character and charm. Our miles of beautiful sandy beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing, flying a kite or just relaxing. If you're willing to walk a short distance, you can enjoy complete solitude on your own private beach. The calmer waters of Cape Cod Bay and our harbor are a haven for boating, windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Don't miss taking a refreshing dip in one of our many cool, clear, fresh water kettle ponds! If biking or hiking is what you're looking for, we have many miles of trails both in the National Seashore and at the 1000 acre Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
So you'd rather go shopping? The quaint Central Village area offers a wide array of fine art galleries, and shops all within a short walk. Our unique town offers a variety of lodging choices including motels, bed & breakfasts, cottages and houses to rent and country inns. Dining can be anything from fried clams on the beach to white tablecloth restaurants. After dinner you can catch a movie, a theater performance or live music ranging from classical to rock, or you can head down to the harbor for one of Wellfleet's spectacular sunsets. Do you prefer to travel in the quieter months? Wellfleet is usually blessed with great weather through October; most businesses are still open, crowds have dissipated, the beaches are nearly deserted. We celebrate the end of each season with a send up of our world famous shellfish at the Wellfleet Oyster Festival on the weekend following Columbus Day. Come join the fun!