Waquoit Bay

National Estuarine Research Reserve

The reserve is located on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and contains open waters, salt and fresh marshes, barrier beaches, sand dunes, rivers, mixed pine and oak forests, and sandplain grasslands. Waquoit Bay, approximately 825 acres, is the dominant water feature and once supported one of the most diverse estuarine fish communities in the state. Waquoit Bay is still important to commercial and recreational shellfish and finfish fisheries.
Our Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM.
Please check our calendar for upcoming programs.
Upcoming Events
Waquoit Bay Research Reserve
Research & Monitoring
Waquoit Bay Reserve’s Education Programs
Waquoit Bay Research Reserve Coastal Training Program
Coastal Training
Waquoit Bay Reserve’s Stewardship Program
Visit Waquoit Bay Reserve
Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve

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