Matanzas Pass Preserve, Fort Myers Beach

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Matanzas Pass Preserve is a 60-acre (24 ha) area of protected land in Lee County, Florida, located one mile south of Matanzas Pass Bridge off Estero Boulevard on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach. The preserve has trails and a paddle craft landing. It is along the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail.
Work to maintain the preserve is carried out by Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve. The main entrance is on Bay Road behind Beach Elementary School, just beyond the Estero Island Historic Cottages.
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  • This is a small boardwalk intro to what natural FL is like. One of the few places in touristy gawdy FMB that you can have a peaceful walk in the groves. Highly recommend! 
    This is a small boardwalk intro to what natural FL is like. One of the few places in touristy gawdy FMB that you can have a peaceful walk in the groves. Highly recommend!  more »
  • This is the definition of hidden gem. On the crowded Estero Island, amongst all of the beachfront condos, tacky souvenir shirts and convenience stores is this oasis of natural beauty. A short, but... 
    This is the definition of hidden gem. On the crowded Estero Island, amongst all of the beachfront condos, tacky souvenir shirts and convenience stores is this oasis of natural beauty. A short, but...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to hike. It wasn't crowded at all. Looks like the historic cottage building is only open Saturdays from 10am-noon. Looks like a cool place to visit.
  • This is a beautiful walk. Very well maintained and off the beaten path. I highly recommend.

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