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“IMPOSSIBLY PERFECT” 5 of 5 stars
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Bowman's Beach
Sanibel Island, FL
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“IMPOSSIBLY PERFECT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a broad strip of sand overlooking the Gulf that is about as close to perfection as I've experienced.
OK, so the sand's a little gritty, and the noseeums are a bloody nuisance at the end of the day, but that's a very small price to pay for the wonderful ocean view, the incredible wildlife and that gorgeous, gorgeous Winter sun!
The sand shelves fairly quickly as you walk into the warm water, and the ebb and flow is reasonably strong but not overpowering, but, once you're in, you don't want to come out.
The great array of shells on the strand have you dancing in the waves as you spot another variety, another perfect shape, another iridescent shimmer that disappears so quickly as the wave falls back and tumbles it over and over.
And the marine wildlife, the dolphins, and rays that swim effortlessly past only a few feet from the beach, keep you entertained all day.
This is a memory to keep you warm through long cold winters!

Visited November 2013
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“too beautiful to describe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

psychotherapy in a two dollar parking fee! great beach hiking, showers picnic area etc. beautiful beach with great views, no high-rises!

Visited March 2014
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Santa Fe, Texas
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“Shells and Fleas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There were as many fleas as there was shells. But since we were not able to go on the shelling tour than I would suggest this beach. The shells were in abundance...

Visited March 2014
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“Gorgeous Seashells!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great location, dolphins swimming near beach, shells galore! Don't miss this beach! Also gorgeous sunsets.

Visited March 2014
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phoenix az
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“More parking than some”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We ended up here because we couldn't find a place to park at two other beaches. Got lucky here. Expect it to be busy when weather is great and it's spring break time. Yes, you pay to park, but that is not unusual in this area and they do take credit cards. The amenities are good here with restrooms, changing areas and outdoor showers and rinsing area, as well as some tables for picnics that are near the parking area, but not the beach.

Visited March 2014
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