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Bowman's Beach

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Address: Sanibel Island, FL
Phone Number: 2394726397
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Great beach

We have visited this beach a bunch of times in the last 7 years. We really like the replenishment;it gave the beach a brand new feeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have visited this beach a bunch of times in the last 7 years. We really like the replenishment;it gave the beach a brand new feeling.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful great beach with withe sand together with a lot of shells. Clear water and not crowded on the beach. It get's real warm and you need to bring your picnic because there is nothing for sell on/or close to the beach.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time going shelling. It was a nice clean beach, not crowded at all. We got a few nice ones, but my daughter wanted more variety lol. There were shells everywhere. Even got some nice ones with our feet. Maybe next time we will do a shelling cruise. Anyway, this was a nice quiet beach. No life... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I will start by saying, Yes, it was a little bit of a walk to get to the actual beach.(1/4 mile) Once there, it's beautiful. Makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Nature, the beach, and you. The sand was quite full of shells, which we loved. It's not the fine sand like Fort Myers Beach.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We originally decided to go to Sanibel this weekend to look for shells but once we arrived and got in the water we decided that swimming was going to be more fun. The sun was out, the water completely calm and warm. Absolutely gorgeous! We swam out to the sand bar and had a fun time. Our son thought it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The truly only drawback of this beach is that it is rather far from the parking lot. The facilities (bathrooms, foot showers, nature information) are outstanding. Plenty of shells can be found here for sure. Normal parking fee of $4 per hour applies.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With Bowman's Beach, It depends what your looking for in a beach. First of all, like everyone else has already stated, it is at least a 5 minute walk from the parking lot to the beach. If your doing the beach thing, carrying all your gear down could be quite a chore, as there is nothing available to rent or... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a beach for sunrise and it turns out this was the best we could find on Sanibel. In addition to the nice beach, it is connected to a very nice looking park with plenty of play space, and trails.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this beach while exploring Sanibel. Tons of shells! Even saw a manatee from the bridge that leads to this beach. Less crowded than the lighthouse beach. Definitely will go back next time on the island.

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had heard that this beach was THE best for shelling. We loaded up our gear and headed off, excited to see what we would find. Parking was $4/hr (which it is at any area here). There is a walk to the beach but it is a nice boardwalk with lovely facilities for rest rooms, showers,etc. Be prepared to walk!... More 

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