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Bowman's Beach

Address: Sanibel Island, FL
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Ranked #12 of 37 Activities in Sanibel Island
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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely beach, that you get by walking over a bridge through a bayou. It was gorgeous and so quiet. All the beaches are really great on Sanibel.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the nicest beaches in Florida! Sanibel Island is a true gem for tourists and makes us locals feel spoiled every time we go! White sand, fantastic shelling and tranquility. Pack a picnic lunch or grills are available for cooking out. We go often in the summer months to swim and enjoy off season. Parking fee is... More 

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Bellevue, IA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Beach but the shells were over rated. I found much better shelling on Marco Island. Come early to get parking. It is now $3 per hour. People congregate at the first few yards of the beach. Walk further to get some space.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Bowman's is the best beach on Sanibel. It has deeper sand, no buildings, soft sand, good facilities and trails. The water is bluer o this section than on the more easterly beaches. Worth the drive.

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Fremont, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We were at the beach at sunrise. On a Sunday Morning there were less than had less than 6 cars in the parking lot ($3.00 per hour). The sand was nice, the water fairly calm and the shelling was not good this morning. But I would choose this beach over nearly all other beaches at Sanibel for the quiet and... More 

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have been to bowman's beach several times. It is a great beach to visit. They have wash rooms and a changing area and there is a soda machine for drinks. Bring your own chairs and umbrella and something to eat if so inclined. Parking is 3 dollars an hour but there is plenty of parking. The beach is wonderful... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice beach for walking. We went on a day that was more cloudy/rainy so not many people were out. Didn't seem like there were as many facilities as some of the other beaches had. But over a very nice spot to relax.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We took our golden retriever for a walk on the beach and it was perfect. Dogs must be on a leash but it was such a large beach that it really wasn't much of an issue.

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Groton, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My kids and I always make this a stop when we are on vacation in Fort Myers. There is plenty of parking but it is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the beach so make sure you take everything you need. This beach does have nice bathroom and a soda/water vending machine but there are no... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is one of the most scenic places in Sanibel-Captiva Islands. It is a must if you are in the area. Go for the day to enjoy the beach, for 1-2 hours just to look around, take pictures and eat.

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