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Located some seventy five miles out into the Atlantic ocean on the outer end of Cape Cod, the Town of Wellfleet offers an abundance of quaint rural sea-side character and charm. Bounded on the east by the ocean and the west by Cape Cod Bay, 61% of the landarea of Wellfleet is in the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. During the summer, the population swells to an estimated 17,000 persons enjoying the town’s miles of ocean and bay-side beaches; numerous beautiful, clear, spring-fed, ponds; many fine art galleries, shops and restaurants; and the magnificent Wellfleet Harbor offering a constantly changing panorama of sail boats, motor yachts, sport fishing boats and trawlers. An extremely diverse community with an intriguing history of an extraordinary nautical atmosphere, the friendly charm of the Central Village provides the pedestrian with a vast array of browsing, dining, picture-taking and sight-seeing opportunities within a relatively short walk. The town is home of the Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters as well as the 1,000 acre Massachusetts Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of Cape Cod’s finest ocean surf-casting, fresh water pond and Cape Cod Bay boat fishing possibilities are found in Wellfleet, and the town is well known for its plentiful supply of shellfish, including the famous “Wellfleet Oyster.”

Town Location

Southeastern Massachusetts, on the forearm of Cape Cod. Bordered by Truro on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Eastham on the south, and Cape Cod Bay on the west. Wellfleet is about 33 miles north of Hyannis; 101 miles southeast of Boston; 113 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 280 miles from New York City. Town offices are located at 300 Main street, Wellfleet, MA 02667. The main number is 508-349-0300.

Name Address Telephone Town/Village Description
Chequessett Yacht & Country Club Chequessett Neck Road 508-349-3704 Wellfleet 9-Hole, par 35 course
Flea Market Route 6 at Wellfleet Drive-In 508-349-2520 Wellfleet Miniature golf, flea market and cinemas
Friends of the Cape Cod National Sea Shore P.O. Box 550 (508) 957-0729 Wellfleet Non-Profit promoting Cape Cod National Sea shore.
Fun Seekers Box 1143 508-349-1429 Wellfleet Fun Seekers offers instruction and guided tours for kiteboarding, surfing, windsurfing, and kayaking
Historical Society Museum     Wellfleet Antique maps, flags, firearms, documents, photographs and clothing comprise this museum’s exhibits. Also featured here are vintage quarterboards and miscellaneous marine apparatus. Here visitors can gain real insight into 18th Century Wellfleet life. Exhibits change monthly. Located on Main Street off Route 6.
Idle Times Bike Shop Route 6 508-349-9161 Wellfleet Full Service, year round bike shop
Jack's Boat Rental Route 6 and Gull Pond 508-349-9808 Wellfleet No Description Available
Kite Gallery 75 Commercial Street 508-349-7387 Wellfleet Kites, flags, windsocks, toys
Marconi Wireless Station     Wellfleet Communications history was made here less than a century ago. A memorial honors Guglielmo Marconi and his wireless telegraph invention. In 1901, he tried unsuccessfully to transmit a wireless message across the Atlantic. Finally succeeding on January 18, 1903, he sent the results of the America's Cup to Wales, England. Located on Lecount Hollow Road off Route 6.
Miniature Golf at Wellfleet Drive In Route 6 at Drive-In 508-349-7176 Wellfleet 18-hole golf course is still the original obstacle course built in 1961
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