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Town of Wellfleet

300 Main Street
508-349-0300

About Wellfleet

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 seaside character and charm and spectacular natural resources. Bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Cape Cod Bay, 61% of the land area of Wellfleet is in the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. Wellfleet has a total upland area of approximately 13,100 acres (20.47 square miles). Of this total, about 8,000 acres (12.5 square miles) are within the Seashore boundaries, leaving 5,100 acres (8 square miles) outside.

During the summer, the population swells from 3,500 year-round residents 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 sightseeing opportunities within a relatively short walk. The Central Village is also the focus of Wellfleet's year-round civic life and commercial activity.

The town 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 surfcasting, 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 Oysters".

The fresh water ponds are a particular delight in Wellfleet. Their tranquil surfaces shimmer in early sunlight, and their small sandy beaches echo with happiness in late afternoon as the shadows from the surrounding pines darken the water. The combination of a day on a stimulating and expansive backshore beach, and a leisurely swim in the warm water of one of the kettle ponds is a special luxury that Wellfleet offers.

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Town Of Wellfleet Board of Assessors Agenda - February 3, 2022

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Town of Wellfleet Nauset Regional School Committee Meeting Agenda for February 3,2022

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City of Wellfleet Nauset School Committees Joint Meeting Agenda for January 28, 2022

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Town of Wellfleet Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda for February 2, 2022

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30A, 18-25, as amended by Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009, The Wetlands Protection Act, and to the Wellfleet Environmental Protection Bylaw 7/86 and its Regulations 1/00, the Wellfleet Conservation…

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City of Wellfleet Joint Meeting of the Nauset School Committees - Agenda for January 29, 2022

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Cape Cod Commission Chapter C Of Code Of Cape Cod Commission Regulations Meeting Agenda for January 27, 2022

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Town of Wellfleet Nauset Regional School Committee Meeting Agenda - January 13, 2022

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Nauset Regional School Committee Meeting Agenda - January 19, 2022

Nauset Regional School Committee Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @6:00PM This meeting will take place fully remotely pursuant to the law signed by Governor Baker on June 16, 2021 – An Act Extending Certain COVID-19 Measures…

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Town of Wellfleet Conservation Commission Agenda - January 5, 2022

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30A, 18-25, as amended by Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009, The Wetlands Protection Act, and to the Wellfleet Environmental Protection Bylaw 7/86 and its Regulations 1/00, the Wellfleet Conservation…

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