2010 Population: 2,750
Located some seventy five miles out into the Atlantic ocean on the outer end of Cape Cod, the Town of Wellfleet offers an abundance of quaint rural sea-side character and charm. Bounded on the east by the ocean and the west by Cape Cod Bay, 61% of the land area of Wellfleet is in the Cape Cod National Seashore Park.
During the summer, Wellfleet's population swells to an estimated 17,000 persons enjoying the town's miles of ocean and bay-side beaches; numerous beautiful, clear, spring-fed, ponds; many fine art galleries, shops and restaurants; and the magnificent Wellfleet Harbor offering a constantly changing panorama of sail boats, motor yachts, sport fishing boats and trawlers.
An extremely diverse community with an intriguing history of an extraordinary nautical atmosphere, the friendly charm of the Central Village provides the pedestrian with a vast array of browsing, dining, picture-taking and sight-seeing opportunities within a relatively short walk. Wellfleet is home of the Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters as well as the 1,000 acre Massachusetts Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of Cape Cod's finest ocean surf-casting, fresh water pond and Cape Cod Bay boat fishing possibilities are found in Wellfleet, and the town is well-known for its plentiful supply of shellfish, including the famous "Wellfleet Oyster".
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Are you anxious to relax in a beautiful peaceful setting with views of two ponds? Are you looking for privacy and comfort for your honeymoon or special get away? Do you want a place where you are close to nature’s wonders? Then come to Gull Cottage.
Within the scenic National Seashore, Gull Cottage is an antique home located back in the woods between two ponds, Gull and Higgins. The house was built in the late 1700’s and was acquired by Pat’s great, great Uncle Julius in the 1890’s. Her family has enjoyed this private and idyllic setting ever since. Virtually every room in the house has scenic views of the ponds, and a screened porch overlooks one of them. Bird-watching can be done from there, from the breakfast alcove, or in the surrounding woods. Hiking and jogging on the back roads around four other ponds to the ocean takes about 30 minutes. Trout and bass are hungry in spring and fall.
50 Steele Rd, Wellfleet, MA
phone: (508) 349-6621
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