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Address: Sanibel Island, FL

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A well kept beach and amenities

We liked the clean beach; almost everybody picked up after themselves. We would have liked to rent an umbrella; there is no shade on the beach. My wife loved the shelling on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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St. Cloud, MN
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St. Cloud, MN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We liked the clean beach; almost everybody picked up after themselves. We would have liked to rent an umbrella; there is no shade on the beach. My wife loved the shelling on the beach; her students each got a shell.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This beach is more of a shelling beach than anything. The white sand is nice but not a beach for skim boarding. It has a marsh like preserve area between the parking lot and beach access. There is a nice boardwalk to walk on. The restrooms and changing areas are clean. Outdoor showers are also available with hooks near by... More 

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Greenwood, IN, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Nice beach area with restrooms and changing areas. Parking is paid by meter. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is long. The beach is great for sea shells too!

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of just a couple public beaches on Sanibel, Bowman's Beach is long and wide, great for families setting up for the day, or couples taking a stroll. Clean facilities, boardwalks to the beach from the parking lot and ample parking, but at $3 an hour, yikes! Not a great spot for shells, but we did see a sunset wedding!... More 

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Satin John, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We love to wake the kids up on a weekday and hit the beach early.The beach gets very crowded by 11am. This is a very beautiful and serene beach. A must see. It's a bit of a hike from the parking to the beach so pack accordingly. There are nice changing rooms and restrooms on the way.

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was the 2nd time we had visited Bowman beach. The last time was in 2011. As we remember we found more shells there last time. But the sand is soft and white and the sunsets are beautiful!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We spent an afternoon here and were happy to learn there was fairly ample parking. It's a bit of a walk into the beach but there are bathrooms and a changing area and it's a nice walk to the beach. The beach is long and narrow and was fairly crowded even midweek. The waves were really rough this day though... More 

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Melbourne, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We spent a day on Sanibel and Captiva, and made a stop at this beach first. The facilities were nice (restrooms, walkways, etc.) but the beach itself was nothing great. We had been told that the shelling on the islands was incredible, but did not find that to be the case. Very few shells, and none that were unusual. Parking... More 

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Redford, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived early in order to take advantage of the tides and look for the best shells. We had a great time walking the beach, looking for shells. The beach was nice and clean, and you could walk a very long stretch. It was still on the cool side in the early morning so we weren't very interested in swimming.... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This beach is further west on the island and the shelling is awesome. One day there will be a light scattering of shells then the next day it may be ankle deep with shells. Quite and laid back.

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