Matlacha, pronounced Mat-la-SHAY, means “Big Warrior” in Seminole, and the history and heritage of this community extend over many centuries. Sign up for a walking tour of the island’s unique and eccentric homes, bars, galleries and gift shops or just park beside the road and make your own discoveries. It’s like nowhere else!"
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Matlacha is a slice of Florida's old fishing villages with a twist, it is also an artsy center for crafts and artists. I have been there twice - one time for sunset and night photos with photo bud Eddie and again more recently with the Fronstin's. An interesting fishing town on the way to Pine Island (which is one of the largest islands in Florida). Fishing boats, casual dining with great seafood is available in several pubs and restaurants. One pub Eddie and I stopped into with outdoor dining on covered a patio had the patrons dining and playing Bingo. So we walked into the center of the game and ordered dinner and everyone continued to play.
- Daylight & nighttime photos of the art and craft shops
- The main bridge highlighting locals fishing and the Bridge House at night (lighted)
- Colored pilings at Bert's Bar & Grill - waterside
- Sunset from the Bridge and moored vessels
- Side canals highlighting water proximity to homes
Florida Back Roads Travel - Matlacha and Pine Island
Must Do - Visitor Guide and Drone Overview by site