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Matanzas Pass Preserve, Fort Myers Beach

3.9
#5 of 10 in Parks in Fort Myers Beach
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • I enjoyed walking here, It is peaceful and beautiful. Do not forget the bug spray though or you will come back a smaller version of yourself!! 
    I enjoyed walking here, It is peaceful and beautiful. Do not forget the bug spray though or you will come back a smaller version of yourself!!  more »
  • Amazing this nature walk is right off the beach. I could hear the waves of the ocean and the boats in the bay. The boardwalk is kept up nice and clean. There are signs at the front to "report any... 
    Amazing this nature walk is right off the beach. I could hear the waves of the ocean and the boats in the bay. The boardwalk is kept up nice and clean. There are signs at the front to "report any...  more »
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  • This was the easiest to walk, most beautiful preserve trail in the Fort Myers Beach area. Behind the Fort Myers Beach Library. Free, free parking, a dock for kayaks, and a bike rack. The observation deck of Estero Bay is great and we enjoyed all the signs/points of interest along the way. It's one of the few protected areas left on the island. You can stay on the raised, wooden path, or you can take the dirt trails farther in. We had to turn back because the trails were too muddy. We will go back for sure to see the rest when it doesn't rain during the week. No dogs allowed.
  • Nature is always 5 stars. There were tons of lizards and little fiddler crabs all over the walk!had a wonderful time exploring and looking for creatures. Only thing that really sucked was the bugs. They were nasty when we visited in early June so spray some on before your hike! Also although there is signage clearly posted to not bike on the trails we still saw people doing so. Once we got off the boardwalk onto the solid ground trail there were bike tracks that we had to go around which was difficult without going off the path.

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