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Matanzas Pass Preserve

Address: Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: 239-463-3764
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Wiltshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Cycled to the Preserve one afternoon to see if we could have a glimpse of the more natural side to Fort Myers Beach. A small but adequate car park with racks to lock up your bikes. A boardwalk winds it's way through the preserve where we immediately saw a beautiful hawk just feet away. A lovely walk along the trail... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Jim Rodwell does a fabulous full moon walk every month. Make your reservation early. He limits his walk to 8 persons. It is a wonderful way to spend a relaxing eve on Estero Bay

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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Enjoyed walking the trail and coming to the eastern shoreline to get a sense of the location and boat traffic on that side of the island. Also like the meditative quality of the place.

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We liked the well constructed wooden walkways. However the paths could be damp and muddy in places. Lots of mangroves, but few birds mid-late morning. One salamander spotted. Not much view of the shore, rather enclosed.

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Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Historic cottage and the boardwalk trail very informative, however, more trail info plaques about the various vegetation would be useful. Part of trail too muddy to walk.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great place for a short walk right in the middle of busy Fort Myers Beach. No cost to park or enter. Partial raised walkways but other areas are dirt paths and were mucky in areas. Water view of Estero Bay. Porta-potty only at entrance. About 2 mile hike but can shorten. Saw little wildlife. Great for a walk away from... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed walking on the boardwalks and natural trails seeing the natural environment before there was any development on the island.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Parking is free (a bonus in Lee County), but other than walking a trail, there's not much to see or describe. There were no birds or other wildlife there at all.

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

was just enough of a hike for someone my age.was very beautiful there. did not like the insects annoying me

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Rotorua
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Pretty and quiet location with lots of water life to be seen from the viewing platforms off the boardwalks. Also some geocaches for treasure seekers to find. A good way to spend a few hours away from the beach. Take plenty of bug spray!

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