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Go in the winter if you want a better pick of shells and be prepared to walk a good distance to the beach from the parking lot, parking is $3.00 per hour paid by quarters or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Go in the winter if you want a better pick of shells and be prepared to walk a good distance to the beach from the parking lot, parking is $3.00 per hour paid by quarters or credit card.

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Cedar Hill, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This beach was easy to find. Well marked. It is about a six minute walk from the parking lot to the beach. There is a fee to park. There are showers and a playground. We we not bothered by the little bugs that were biting us at Blind Pass Beach a short distance up the road. This beach is easy... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were a bit disappointed by Bowman's Beach ONLY because we had heard amazing things about it having shells beyond compare and we found better shells at our own beach. Bowman's is a great option if you need access to a public beach. On the way to the beach there are bathrooms, changing rooms, a water fountain and outdoor showers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bowman's beach is a beautiful example of a clasic Gulf Coast Florida beach: pristine, moderate waves and miles of shell-covered shore line. Located a moderate walk (<.25 mile) from ample ($3.00/hr) parking, Bowman's beach has shower/bathroom facilities and a playground area. The beach, which is accessed by way of a trail, which crosses a wooden foot bridge, has plenty of... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach with the warmest sea I have ever known, it was like a bath. Wonderful variety of birds and fish to be seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After I heard that this area was one of the top spots for shelling, I just had to visit. I was amazed. I live in Miami and the trip for seashells was worth it. It's very calm there and we even saw a dolphin swim by! There are other places to explore such as the Sanibel lighthouse and pier. Also,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Bowman's beach was beautiful with lots of room to accommodate the crowds. There was a lot of nice sandy shell free areas to set up. The shelling was the best here of every beach we visited. We did have an unexpected encounter with a group of rays close to shore but I think they were as startled by us as... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Although we had beach access nearer our house, we stopped here twice to check out shells. No great luck with shells, but if we hadn't had beach access, we would have been here every day as it as lovely...not crowded, clean, beautiful location. Easy to park in off-season, not sure if that would be a problem during high season. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My family and I stayed at the Blind Pass Condominiums in mid July 2015, and the pathway from the condos led straight to Bowman's Beach. It was absolutely beautiful! The beach was clean and not crowded in the least, and the folks we did meet were very friendly. The nature around the area was gorgeous, and the view of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you like to walk this is the beach it is not crowded white sand lots and lots of shells the water was warm clean and very relaxing. If you go at the end of August you will see a lot of turtle nest . It was just beautiful!!!!!!!

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