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A person fly-fishes on a paddle board in Matlacha

Matlacha

On your approach to Pine Island, explore the tiny town of Matlacha (pronounced Mat-luh-SHAY), a quirky, beloved place that was affected significantly by Hurricane Ian, but where the “Pine Island Strong” motto is seen in action every day. The resilient residents of Matlacha have worked hard to re-open their businesses to visitors and, today, you can stop in for a meal at Blue Dog Bar & Grill, Miceli’s Restaurant...

On your approach to Pine Island, explore the tiny town of Matlacha (pronounced Mat-luh-SHAY), a quirky, beloved place that was affected significantly by Hurricane Ian, but where the “Pine Island Strong” motto is seen in action every day. The resilient residents of Matlacha have worked hard to re-open their businesses to visitors and, today, you can stop in for a meal at Blue Dog Bar & Grill, Miceli’s Restaurant or The Perfect Cup before trying your luck on “The World’s Fishingest Bridge.”

26.6297958, -82.0709245

 

26.6297958, -82.0709245

 

Things to Do

Explore our vibrant neighborhoods full of personality and you’ll get to know the essence of Matlacha.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Attractions

Visit must-see, can’t-miss, unforgettable experiences.

couple walking out of place to stay

Accommodations

Find cottages, resorts, campgrounds, hotels and rentals in the area.

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Parks and Nature

Get out and explore the most natural parts of the area.

Boat tour

Tours and Transportation

Seeing the sights is a lot easier when you don’t have to navigate.

Kayaking Sunset

Get to Know Matlacha

Matlacha has a unique sense of self, encompassing the vibe of an Old Florida fishing town in an artsy, colorful way.

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