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Matanzas Pass Preserve

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-463-3764
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Boardwalk trail

Not much going on here but the mosquitos so cover up and spray good. Boardwalk trail was nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Looked like a cool place to visit however you would need to take a bath in bug spray before going... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
+1 239-463-3764

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much going on here but the mosquitos so cover up and spray good. Boardwalk trail was nice. While on the dock, a dolphin swam right next to us and was able to get a couple of good pictures. No charge for admission or parking...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looked like a cool place to visit however you would need to take a bath in bug spray before going. THIS IS NO JOKE! We only made it about 20 feet down the path before we were covered in mosquitos. My husband and I just...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was a really cool place to walk, but we would have enjoyed it more had we prepared more for swarms of gnats and mosquitos. We saw beautiful birds, liittle lizards, and tiny blue crabs scurrying on the boardwalks. The preserve was very peaceful and...More

Thank gsmith513
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Mostly mangrove trees so majority is shaded. The few intersecting trails are well marked. This park is on bay side and part of trail leads to shelter at water's edge.

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Took friends to see this mid-island park. It is easy to get to by car or bike. They have well-marked trails along the way. It is about 1.2 miles walking if you do all the trails. All sort of plant and animal life throughout. This...More

Thank geisnj
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you need a break from the sand, take a walk through mangroves. We went mid morning, still sunny but also some shady parts to the walk. We went into the information center and nice lady gave us some additional information about the area.

Thank 163susant
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Nice shaded trails through mangrove area. About 1.5 miles of trail , some boardwalk. Easy to get to but only 3 parking spaces. Free!

1  Thank Scott J
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Kind of a windy day for kayaking or sitting on the beach so we went over to Matanzas Pass Preserve to check it out. Free parking and admission made our day. Not much to see if you are not familiar with the local floral or...More

1  Thank taftdev
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to go on a Saturday when the historical society was presenting a guided tour called "Footprints In Time" and believe me it was really great!! On Sat. and Wednesday the historic cottage is open from 10:00 to noon. The trail is open...More

1  Thank 430debbie
Reviewed 4 February 2017

It is a little JEWEL in the heart of Fort Myers Beach. The trails are well marked and maintained. The view on the back bay is beautiful and relaxing. There are guided tours you can take and also an information office that is open a...More

1  Thank Enjoyinglifestill
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12 June 2017|
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Response from geisnj | Reviewed this property |
Have done all the trails twice and have not seen any animals except birds, little lizards, and one raccoon. Hope that helps.
Barbara T
1 January 2017|
Response from StacyandRandy | Reviewed this property |
Pets are prohibited.
William T
19 March 2015|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
no charge for the park walk