Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve


Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
131 Waquoit
East Falmouth, MA 02536
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It encompasses some 2,700 acres of open waters, barrier beaches, marshlands and uplands. Washburn Island, South Cape Beach State Park, Reserve Headquarters and the Quashnet River Corridor are components of the Reserve which include trails through or near marshes, beaches, rivers and woodlands. The Waquoit Bay Reserve is representative of typical shallow bay environments, from Chesapeake Bay to Cape Cod. The Reserve’s mission is to work with communities to provide and promote improved understanding and management of coastal resources through integrated programs of research, education, and stewardship.