Gull Pond – Wellfleet
Gull Pond Wellfleet offers a freshwater alternative to the saltwater and sometimes overcrowded beaches.
A short drive from the Southfleet, Gull Pond offers family-friendly, and handicap accessible swimming.
Seasonal docks or floats anchored just off the beach, offer easy access to kids and those looking to sit & soak or run & jump into the cool Cape Cod freshwater. Parking can be limited, so get there early or ride your bike!
Gull Pond Formation / History
First surveyed in 1901, gull pond is known as a “kettlehole pond”, formed by melting glaciers that created a small, but deep natural pond. Fish inhabitants include pickerel, white and yellow perch, alewives and since 1949, annually stocked trout. Gull pond is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore, and is accessible via Schoolhouse Hill Road, via Gull Pond Road taken directly from Route 6.
Distance from Southfleet Motor Inn: 6.1 miles
Parking: Parking area occasionally fills with moderate turnover
Accessibility: Handicap accessible; also has stairs
Restrooms: Yes, Seasonal
Lifeguards: Yes, Seasonal
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Recreation: Kayak and water craft rentals available. Docks are in the water seasonally. No gas outboard motors allowed, however electric motors permitted.
Entrance Fees (Seasonal)
Vehicle: $60 / 3 Day Pass
Gull Pond Wellfleet Videos
Timelapse video of sunset at Gull Pond in Wellfleet.
This video was taken in the spring of 2017 and shows the beach space well. In the summer months, racks for kayaks and canoes occupy one side and floats are anchored just offshore.
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