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“Beach ... shells ... water ... sun ... enough for a joyfull day”
Review of Bowman's Beach

Bowman's Beach
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Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

We stayed with friends and kids an afternoon. Many shells to pick up though we thought referring to our travel guide book we would have seen more or bigger. However the beach was pretty nice. Parking was 5$ for 2.5h. But reusable for other beaches. You can walk into the walker, not as far as at other beaches. But ok for kids. We were there on sunday, but it was not crowded at all. Very clean and modern sanitary equipment, showers, restrooms. No restaurants or food stations. So bring your own stuff. Have fun!!

Thank KKBuddy
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Many shells, small waves, warm water and not a deep drop off make this beach the perfect choice for all. Restrooms,changing areas, picnic tables, nature parks and showers make this a great place to come over and over again. Just bring yoiur no see um protection if you come that time of year. Saw a gator while crossing over the beach to the bridge.

Thank melrumphius
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Bowman's Beach is a great 'standard' beach. It has parking, bathrooms, a little jog to the beach from the parking lot, but it's worth it. Now, as for the shells... they MOVE from one beach to another, depending on the tide/moon/storms. You can't just go to Bowman every time expecting piles of shells (which I've seen and sat in, diggin through treasure). Sometimes ya just gotta suck it up and stay for the atmosphere or go to another beach on the islands because the shells are there instead. This came from the Visitor's Center advice, by the way. Last time we were at Bowman's we saw a bald eagle and dolphins. You just never know. And it's $6 to get into Sanibel, over the bridge. Money well spent if you ask me. Go to Shell!

1  Thank Casey N
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Love this beach! The shells were amazing here and the facilities were wonderful (foot rinse, showers, bathrooms and a changing area to slip out of your wet bathing suit.

Thank Beth P
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We went in the afternoon and it was wonderful!! Lots of shells
( tide was low) and the beach was not crowded !! Love it!!!

Thank Nancyclark0916
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