Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
- Type: Parks and Gardens, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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With more than 7,600 acres of protected dunes, salt and freshwater marshes and a decommissioned lighthouse, the gorgeous Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge will make you feel like a trailblazer. But there's more than rugged scenery; the encompassing islands of Morris, and North and South Monomoy are a nesting habitat for hundreds of species of migratory seabirds. Off the coast of South Monomoy, a large harbor grey seal population congregates to mate, play and sun themselves on the shore.
You can opt to take a guided tour in the summer season or stroll along the beach on your own. "You can see, smell, and hear the ocean from this refuge. It's very pretty, quiet, and peaceful," remarked one TripAdvisor user.
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge stretches from Chatham into the Nantucket Sound. Although the refuge is open year-round from sun up to sundown, access to the Monomoy Islands is restricted by the seasonal ferry schedules. Check out the refuge's website for more information.
Nearby Things To Do
Cape Cod Rail Trail10.2 miles away
Cape Playhouse13.2 miles away
Edward Gorey House15.0 miles away
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club4.8 miles away
Chatham Bars Inn1.8 miles away
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club9.2 miles away