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Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge and Wasque Reservation (East Shore)

Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge and Wasque Reservation (East Shore)
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Type of Attraction
Wilderness, Mountains, Trails, Beaches, Lakes, Rivers
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Sports & Recreation
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Price: $0-$5
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Notes: There is limited wheelchair-accessible transportation; please call +1 508 627 3599 for details.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Restrooms are open May 30-Oct 30.
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Beach and Refuge for Waterfowl

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
Dike Road
Chappaquiddick Island, MA
+1 508 627 7689 / +1 508 627 3599 (Tours)


This breathtaking stretch of barrier shoreline and adjacent upland marshes, forests and grasslands offers a protected habitat to dozens of species of wildlife, especially nesting waterfowl. Located on Chappaquiddick Island, it is reachable by boat or, at certain times and with the proper permits, over-sand vehicles. During summer, guided tours can be booked with a naturalist through the Islands Regional Office. The beach is open to everyone, but regulated by the Trustees of Reservations. Adult admission is USD3, children get in free and parking is USD3. No camping is permitted.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: Refuge: 24 hrs; Gatehouse: 9am-5pm, daily (May 30-Oct 15)
Notes: The gatehouse is open 9am-5pm, May 30-Oct 15.
Visit Time: 2hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Notes: You may have to wait five or so minutes for the tiny car ferry from Edgartown, but probably not more.
Price: $0-$5
Discounts Available: Children under 15 (free!)


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Ferry/Boat
Notes: The ferry takes bikes and cars; you'll need one or the other to get out to the reservation. You'll also need a permit and a four-wheel drive vehicle to do more than walk on the beach.
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: There is a small parking lot just before you reach Dike Bridge.

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