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Address: Sanibel Island, FL
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Great beach, but got stung by stingray

Being from the Midwest, we did not know about the risk of sting rays. Google the stingray shuffle to help prevent being stung. My poor husband was stung and spent the day at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Being from the Midwest, we did not know about the risk of sting rays. Google the stingray shuffle to help prevent being stung. My poor husband was stung and spent the day at the ER. But, the beach is lovely!

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I must say it is a beautiful beach. The water was relatively calm while we were there. The kids loved looking for sea shells and we found some really neat ones. I would love to visit again and maybe stay closer than what we did. We stayed in Cape Coral so it was quite a trip there. I would highly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful stretch of beach with clean, well kept amenities. Be prepared to walk a good distance to get from the parking lot to the gulf. Sad only because we got chased off the beach by a thunderstorm.

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The beach was pretty cool but once again, it was crowed. We didn't have the best luck shelling there but the beach park was really nice. There's a playground and clean bathrooms.

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Phillipburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great spot to relax or go shark fishing. Can be busy but worth the drive. You also have to pay to park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Go here to see the sunset - you will absolutely never forget it! The entire park was clean and modern - I was very impressed by how well it is maintained!

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have a favorite spot about 10 minutes to the right of the main parking lot boardwalk. The water is shallow and there are piles and piles of seashells. It's more secluded away from the main beach goers and so peaceful. It always feels like an adventure because we never know what kind of sea creature we may come across.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The beach was nice but crowded. It is also a long trek from the parking lot to the beach itself. There are restrooms , changing area and outdoor showers which were a plus. There is even a playground . The parking was ample but have to pay 3 dollars per hour. Go there early or late to avoid crowds.

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Daytona Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We went to Bowman's Beach today to collect seashells and walk on the beach. I was amazed at how many seashells were on the beach. I live near the beach on n the Atlantic Coast but I have never seen this many shells on the beach at one time. It was really a fun thing to see.

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Powell, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

One of the best features of Bowman's Beach is the parking lot. For those of you who haven't been to Sanibel, this may seem like an odd "selling point". However, although the beaches on the island are mostly open to the public, there is no parking available. So, you have to either be at a private residence or private resort... More 

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Address: Sanibel Island, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island

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