Take a walk at the marina and watch shellfishermen
Fishing trips and sailing expeditions start at the marina. There’s a great walkway where visitors can see shellfishermen at work at low tide. Benches invite the visitor to sit a while and enjoy the view.
Explore miles of deserted beach
Wellfleet is famous for magnificent beaches, towering sand dunes, and breathtaking nature walks. With four beaches on the ocean, and three on the bay, visitors have ample opportunity to enjoy the sun and surf.
Enjoy Wellfleet oysters and local seafood
Wellfleet offers many great restaurants in summer, including the world famous PB Boulangerie Bistro. On Saturday evenings, stroll through the village for art gallery openings. On Wednesdays, join the town folk on the pier for an old-fashioned square dance. At low tide, shell fishermen dig for oysters and clams on the flats. Oysters are on the menu in all the local restaurants.
Discover Wellfleet's unique kettle ponds
Nestled in the woods, Chez Sven is within walking distance of Dyer Pond, described by the NY Times as the Cape’s “most beautiful, most hidden, most serene.” Wellfleet has thirteen ponds, a swimmer’s delight. Learn about how they were created by glaciers at the Seashore HQ in Eastham.
See a play at WHAT or Harbor Stage
Spend a few hours at the Flea Market, held in the parking lot of one of the last real drive-in movie theaters in America. The drive-in presents double-features all summer. Attend lectures and book readings at Wellfleet's five-star public library. Enjoy concerts at Preservation Hall, the Congregational Church, or Payomet. Attend a play at Harbor Stage or WHAT, two venues for top-notch theater.
Explore the Cape Cod National Seashore or the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (MA Audubon)
No tour of Wellfleet would be complete without mention of the MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, with its well-maintained paths and eco-birdwatching center. Go for a kayak tour on the marsh or a seal cruise in the harbor. Hiking, biking, and paragliding are fun activities year-round in the National Seashore.
Thank you for letting us stay in pretty Seagull Cottage. What a restful place! The children loved splashing in the ponds, particularly Dyer Pond. The beaches were amazing. We return to London refreshed and ready to face the world again.
Annie & Steve, London, England
Chez Sven was the perfect oasis after our many miles of biking. We enjoyed the company during breakfast and the delicious scones. It’s refreshing to stay in a place so conscious about health and the environment.
Meredith, Aaron, Harriet & Ari, Somerville, MA
How can you ever find words to describe what this week has meant to our bodies, souls and brains? We so enjoyed the long walks along the sea and the talks with our wonderful hosts!
Tomas & Gunilla, Lulea, Sweden
Thank you for a wonderful experience. Our first time at the Cape could not have been more pleasant. Your home is so lovely and comfortable. Our talks over breakfast (deliciously and thoughtfully prepared) were great.
Joy & Earle, NY, NY
This was a wonderful place to spend our first September visit to Wellfleet. You were terrific hosts and we loved being surrounded by flowers, quiet, and the warm September sun.
Susan & Norm, Montclair, NJ