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“Must See Sunset from Bowman's Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Bowman's Beach
Sanibel Island, FL
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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“Must See Sunset from Bowman's Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The sunset view from Bowman's Beach is a "must see" when you visit Sanibel Island. Whether you choose to take in the tranquil view from the bridge with fish jumping in the estuary or take in the full glory of the burning orange and red sky from along the beach, you will never grow bored of the sight or be disappointed. I have visited several places on Sanibel and Captiva to capture the setting sun, and although it can get busy Bowman's Beach is still a favourite.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Nice beach overall.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The beach has plenty of parking! That is a big deal on a weekend we learned as many of the other have very small parking lots that fill up. You walk over a bridge where you can see alligators and flying fish from time to time in between the parking and the beach. Nice simple facility to change and shower when done. The beach is clean plus the seashells you expect on Sanibel. Water was super warm and nice. Only thing is the shoreline does not seem to be shallow for a very long time so the waves while not large kept the water 'bumpy'. Overall, definitely a pleasant place. Wear plenty of sunscreen!

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Coral Springs, Florida
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“Day of Relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We spent a few hours here. We loved it. The beach is really clean and beautiful. I found lots of shells . Took lots of pictures. I recommend this beach .

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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wonderful beach in this island. Parkinson is small maybe you need a bike. Lot of shells and no Very crowdy. Must go!,,

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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“Clearly the best beach in sanibel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This beach is very clean. You have nice amenities like showers, dressing rooms, activities for kids.
It is the best for shelling.

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