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Bowman's Beach

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Address: Sanibel Island, FL
Phone Number: 2394726397
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We visit here 3 hrs. the first day. Came back for 5 hrs. the next day. This place is a MUST STOP. It does have hourly parking, but it is worth it. Very nice stroll from parking to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit here 3 hrs. the first day. Came back for 5 hrs. the next day. This place is a MUST STOP. It does have hourly parking, but it is worth it. Very nice stroll from parking to the beach. They have outdoor showers, changing rooms, picnic areas. And shells, shells, and more shells. Kinda crowded 1/4 mile a round... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great beach glad it was off-season but the parking is $4 an hour Tide was in so the shells were underwater but great showers etc so that's why it is $4 to park

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Pelham Manor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the changing stations. It's a long walk to the beach. Two hours minimum is suggested if you just want to check out the beach. Good for shelling as well. Often times when crossing the bridge you might come across some manatees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a hike from the parking lot, but on the way it has restrooms, changing rooms, outdoor showers, and picnic areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful beach. We went snorkeling. The water was clear for a long way from shore. It was not crowded. We love it. We will visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great natural beachfront with tons of shells. I specifically sought out Bowman's beach given recommendations for shelling. It was a perfect choice and I spent over an hour wading through thousands of shells big and small. I could have taken longer but my schedule didn't permit. I highly recommend this beach for shelling but also for a secluded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to bowman's beach first thing in the morning. We were there in the off season and the lot was empty- I'm sure in peak season this would not be the case but it was quiet with lots of beach to spread out if need be. We found a ton of Florida fighting conch and other shells here- the... More 

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Dayton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our week long stay on SI, Bowman's Beach was where we had the best success in finding shell hand down. You do have to pay for parking but if you are looking for nice shells its worth the cost. There are spots that are shaded for parking but they are limited. And I believe this is why the beach... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bowman Beach is probably one of the prettier and quieter beaches on Sanibel with lots of sand dunes, seagrapes, open space and a long untouched stretch of pristine white sand beach. Great for swimming or just walking along the long stretch with your toes at the waters edge. The only downside to this beach and likely all beaches on Sanibel,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is beautiful and the facilities are first class, with showers, restrooms, and boardwalk to the beach. It's a pretty good hike to the beach and parking is $4.00 per hour but people spend thousands of dollars to vacation at such a pretty spot.

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