Wellfleet was founded in 1755 and is part of Barnstable county. 70% of the town land is in protection by the state and nearly half of it is part of the Cape Cod National Sea Shore created in 1961 by President John F Kennedy, protecting what are some of the most pristine beaches in the world. It is 95 miles from Boston by land and 65 by water.
Wellfleet, Massachusetts is one of five communities that comprise the geography referred to as “”the outer cape””. The Outer Cape communities are the furthest destinations on the arm of Cape Cod with Wellfleet falling directly in the center. It is a very long town (11 miles point to point), bisected by the route 6 highway, with narrow distance between the ocean and bay on either side. The town has a year round population of approximately 3,000 people and is well known for the population peak that occurs between late May and mid-October where 25,000+ tourists come to experience the allure of Wellfleet.
Wellfleet is unique from all of the other Outer Cape communities because of the extraordinary amenities that have been developed and maintained herein and the manifold attributes that have made it “famous”.
- Wellfleet Oysters
- The Beachcomber at Cahoon Hollow Beach
- The Wellfleet Drive-In Theater
- The Wellfleet ocean-side beaches
- The Wellfleet Flea Market
- Marconi Station