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Bowman's Beach

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Address: 1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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239-472-6397
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Be sure to bring shelling net

I didn't have a net, and returned with bleached, broken leftovers; but the happy shellers who had nets all appeared to have good hauls. Nice beach and facilities. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
princessvpea
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didn't have a net, and returned with bleached, broken leftovers; but the happy shellers who had nets all appeared to have good hauls. Nice beach and facilities. The relatively short walk from the car to beach keeps the crowds down. Lots of beach to walk. P.S. If you don't want to pony up for a cheap shelling net, you... More 

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach! Everything is well kept and clean. The walkways are clean and bridges and nice. The beach is beautiful and clean. The only real downside is that the beach is free, but you have to pay $4 an hour to park. A quick visit is cheap, but if you want to pack a lunch and hang out all day,... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bowman Beach is a very nice spot, great for seating and relax, but also if you enjoy walking the beach. It is full of small shells that make it very peculiar when you walk. There are no beach facilities such as Sunbeds, but it has restrooms, showers and changing rooms. We went for the sunset and we saw Pelikans flying... More 

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Thank Sergiocrandon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there a few times this trip. Parking is almost always available. Not too far a walk to the beach. They also allow dogs on a leash, which is nice. Lots of seashells and great sand for long walks.

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Thank Jill R
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose Bowman's Beach for a taste of the famous shelling beach experience on a day trip to Sanibel Island. Parking is $4.00 an hour without the chance to extend your payment from a cellphone, like we are used to. We set off with beach paraphernalia down a sand path, and 10 minutes later finally saw water. The beach was... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beach is a bit farther down the island but is worth the drive. You do have to walk a ways to get from the parking lot to the beach but some of it is a boardwalk. If you can do it, it's worth it, beautiful sunsets and lots of shells.

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Thank 6sharon220
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is hands down the best beach on the island, especially for shelling! Almost always a huge shell pile to dig through. Get up early in the morning and take a long hike down to clam pass as the sun comes up!

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Thank Jennifer H
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing birds and shells. We saw pelicans, egrets, osprey and sandpipers. Clean and peaceful. Great place to watch a sunset.

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Thank Elizabeth D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bowmans Beach is a beautiful beach. It also has showers and bathrooms which makes it super convenient for a day long stay at the beach. Definitely not a beach you want to walk around barefoot on though. I definitely recommend water shoes for the kiddos. There is a ton of shells which is great for shelling but hurts little feet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very clean beach, trash receptacles located strategically, but not noticeable as to take from the beauty!

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