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Matanzas Pass Preserve

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Address: Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: 239-463-3764
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Nice walking path with view of bay

We needed a day off the beach. This was a nice surprise. The walkways were nice and the small pier lookout was a nice rest and view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We needed a day off the beach. This was a nice surprise. The walkways were nice and the small pier lookout was a nice rest and view.

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Bozeman, Montana
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice off the beaten path self guided tour thru some nice mangroves. Most of path is a boarded walkway.

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We really enjoyed the hike through the Mangroves out to the bay. They have a nice gazebo area to take a break and enjoy the beautiful peaceful scenery. We walked here from the Pink Shell, however it was kind of a hike. There was limited parking as well.

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Landsmeer, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Been sometimes in fort myers beach but this was the first time did the walk. Nice to see Dolphins, turntoestel etc.. Nice to see the local nature in the mangroves etc..

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Florida, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went in the morning and saw only one bird. They do have restrooms.they have a boardwalk that was well built and swamps and a pretty big pond. We saw only one other women out birdwatching.

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Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit if you're in FMB. It shows what the island was like before development. Nice relaxing walk and a waterfront shelter to sit and rest and watch the boats on the backbay.

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great view, very relaxing and peaceful setting with bay view! Excellent food and service! Gator bites a good choice, lobster also mouth watering!

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We have been to Ft. Myers Beach many times and never knew this park was here. It is very well maintained, with fairly good signage and mostly an easy boardwalk, with some sand. The path takes you out to Estero Bay, which is lovely and peaceful. It is a nice stop to take a walk through the mangroves. There is... More 

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New Smyrna Beach Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First visit was days after arriving on the island, out for a walk with our dog & came apon 1 of the preserve entrances just around the block from our vaca home. Lovely deck walk way with paths that wind through mangroves & other lush foliage. 2nd time my sister & I did the preserve walk BUT this time paid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Liked the views, boardwalk can be small at times, might be awkward walking with other people close by

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