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Another Perfect Beach on an Island Filled with Perfect Beaches

We stayed on Sanibel for a week and had a condo near Bowman's Beach. Though Bowman's was our go-to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
the3ds
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Denver, Colorado
Amazing place

Remember the white sands from the movies? Playing in the waves? Finding shells? It’s all here. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ivo L
via mobile
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Sanibel Island, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on Sanibel for a week and had a condo near Bowman's Beach. Though Bowman's was our go-to beach, we also wanted to see the other public beaches to make sure we weren't missing anything. Bowman's Beach was our favorite but Algiers (which is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Remember the white sands from the movies? Playing in the waves? Finding shells? It’s all here. The view is great, the waves ideal for younger children to play in. Parking was easy this time of the year. We went back to the car when we...More

1  Thank Ivo L
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

There are no bad beaches in Sanibel. The more popular place to park is probably around the lighthouse. If that is full it is good to know about this spot located off Casa Ybel Road. The beach is known as Algiers Beach after a steamboat...More

1  Thank Arielfl
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

not so many shells, but I think that may be a bit weather, time and luck dependent. You can ride your bike right in here, park it and go to the beach

Thank Pat L
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

What an amazing visit. Dog-friendly and absolutely pristine. Shells as far as the eye can see. Wear your water shoes as you can wade out a bit and just look down and grab some beach treasures/shells. Bring your buckets you will need them. Parking is...More

Thank Renee H
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

You are in the right place! Beutiful clean and uncrowded beach. Please, note that parking is limited by Sanibel beaches.

Thank danielle m
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

This is my favorite beach, it's limited parking means it's never too busy. The park has picnic tables, grills, clean bathrooms, and water fountains that have a pet drinking height.

Thank Mjackson232619
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The parking all over the island is awful if you're not staying there. My husband waited a half an hour for a parking spot at this particular beach while our kids and I enjoyed the water. It's a beautiful beach, shells EVERYWHERE, fun surf and...More

Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

A beach we visit every time we vacation here. The view is gorgeous and it has the best shelling. A little walk from the parking lot, but worth it. Parking is expensive , but you are on an island. We enjoying walking and looking for...More

Thank dan1ellee
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

I walked miles collecting different sizes, shapes, and colors of shells. According to what we were told, this is one of the 2 best beaches in the world (the other being in Australia) for finding a variety of intact shells. Parking is difficult and pricey,...More

Thank ReaderPat
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abbyrm
June 16, 2018|
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Response from SeesTheWorld5 | Reviewed this property |
You can use a map or GPS to figure out distance and drive times. I’m not sure where you’re located in relation to the beach. Sanibel Island is very fun and great for families.
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Nerd8903
June 1, 2018|
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Yes, next to the parking area there are very clean public bathrooms, also standing showers and foot showers. There are also picnic tables in the shade. These facilities are not immediately beside the beach, but a short... More
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Gerry C
December 25, 2017|
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Response from invertpaleo | Reviewed this property |
The parking fees are the same all year round -- $5 an hour.
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