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 daily 10:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Upcoming Events
Estuary Adventurers - Session 1
  • 07/08/2024 9:00 AM
Edible Plant Walk
  • 07/12/2024 9:30 AM
Junior Ranger Program
  • 07/12/2024 11:00 AM
Let's Go N'Seine Saturdays
  • 07/13/2024 10:00 AM
Bayside Buddies - Session 1
  • 07/15/2024 9:00 AM
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