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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

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Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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Walk at low tide!

The Monomoy Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view the shifting sands and observe all the natural... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Manchester, MA
Beautiful, unspoiled beach

My husband and I walked there from where we were staying. It was about 1 1/4 miles one way but you... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Cleveland, Ohio
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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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“high tide” (29 reviews)
“morris island” (20 reviews)
“visitor center” (10 reviews)
Wikis Way, on Morris Island, Chatham, MA 02633
+1 508-945-0594
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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

3  Thank JimDMA
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I walked there from where we were staying. It was about 1 1/4 miles one way but you can also drive there. We took the stairs down to the beach and walked along the beach. We were there in early afternoon and...More

Thank viihillschick
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It was really a nice place, but we had a hard time finding it. We have seen no signs on the road to go there, google maps on the cellphone and our gps could not even find the place. And once we got there, we...More

Thank ヴェロニック ガ
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This refuge is off of a private road. Don't be discouraged by signs and a gate. The entrance to the refuge is shortly after the "Private Roads" sign. There is a modest visitors center, but the garden for the bird feeders was swarming with chickadees,...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the time and effort. You can in theory hike there but, several boat options are available. Our trip operator was knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area as well as the abundant wildlife. We saw hundreds of seals in action.

Thank FYICharleston
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Beautiful trails and walks along a stunning beach. Go to the visitor's center first to get a trail map and a thorough summary from knowledgeable people.

1  Thank bookworm603
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A little visited nature preserve in busy Chatham. Worth finding past the Coast Guard Lighthouse. Free parking at the nature center. But, you have to time the visit properly because of the tides. With high tide you will get wet to get to the beach....More

Thank JoelAvonCT
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A beautiful path takes you along the seashore and inland. You can create your own trails along the water in and out of the sand bars depending on tide timing. People along the beach digging for clams, fishing, and yes, relaxing! Plenty of parking, restrooms.

1  Thank Dave R
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A walk through nature and views that pictures and words couldn't capture. As you walk down the boardwalk you find yourself at the sea at your feet. Trails that lead through marshes and along the shore. Just look around and you will see some some...More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Monomoy has spectacular views, breath taking wildlife and compelling eco-history. Horse shoe crabs, seals, birds, swarms of fishing boats ... and the most precious of all, miles of public beaches to walk. It's a great place to take children to get out of the "Disni-fied"...More

1  Thank Erin F
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Janet R
18 July 2017|
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Response from Kendra B | Reviewed this property |
You can walk as much or as little as you like here. There are benches and stopping spots along the trail to the beach. The trail is not long (3/10ths of a mile to steps down to the beach). The steps are graduated and have a... More