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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

#3 of 48 things to do in Chatham Features Animals
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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My husband and I hiked here with our 1 year old daughter. We loved the area, can go on the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vanessa M
via mobile
A cool place to spend the day

My wife and I first visited Monomoy last May and enjoyed it so much we decided to return this May... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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Birdwatchers flock to this Cape Cod wildlife habitat with a special emphasis on migratory birds.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“morris island” (18 reviews)
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hiked here with our 1 year old daughter. We loved the area, can go on the beach, coastal marsh, and upland forest. Birdwatching galore! No parking fee! Would recommend bug spray for ticks, and watch out for poison ivy along the...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I first visited Monomoy last May and enjoyed it so much we decided to return this May (2017) during our Cape Cod trip. It is a little tricky, and a bit intimidating, to find. There are many private roads who emphatically tell...More

1  Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Chatham. Short,easy walk on a boardwalk and then the walk goes along the beach.

Thank shelleysusan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are a nature lover or even if you have kids this is a must see place when visiting Chatham Massachusetts. I have been going to Chatham for all of my life and I have never not gone to this place because it is...More

Thank NOEL G
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Especially in the off season, it is not crowded and dogs (on leashes) are welcome. Not so welcoming are all the "private roads" signs on the roads you HAVE to use in order to get to the beach at Morris Island! Drive there anyway!

2  Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A most beautiful walk from the weather station south to the tip where the Atlantic Ocean meets Nantucket Sound is absolutely fascinating and peaceful. It is worth a swim at the tip. It is also possible to continue the beach walk to the west right...More

1  Thank lefrancophile
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a scenic area. Make sure you check the tide time or you will not be able to walk along the shore.

Thank Mina50952
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This refuge has great hiking trails on the beach and into salt ponds and pine forests. During the swimming season this would be a nice place to swim.

Thank socprof5
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are several views overlooking the water with seating that is perfect to take in nature. We visited in the Fall but I'm sure anytime of year would be enjoyable. A short walk down some stairs takes you to the beach. We found an area...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Monomoy Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view the shifting sands and observe all the natural life on this part of Cape Cod. If you get there either at 0600 or 1600 you can watch the staff launch a weather balloon. Low tide...More

2  Thank JimDMA
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What's the average water temperature?
15 July 2016|
Response from Will P | Reviewed this property |
High 60s to low 70s