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“Wow, well worth the Sanibel toll”
Review of Bowman's Beach

Bowman's Beach
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Worth the drive over to Sanibel. Parking is $2 an Jr and you have to pack everything (beach chairs, food, etc). There are bathrooms and outdoor showers to rinse off. Beautiful beach!

Thank chisel007
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited this beach mid day on a Sunday. There was ample parking and it was fairly inexepensive, $2 per hour. You can pay for it with cash or credit card.

The walk over to the beach is longer than many but worth it. On the walk over you pass nice bathrooms and showers as well as cross a nice bridge that spans an estuary. We saw some fish and other small creatures in the water.

The beach itself is pretty long and there was plenty of room to find your own place. We dropped our towels and headed for the water. It is so warm and inviting and the shells are plentiful. We also found sand dollars by the bucketload in the water. You can walk out well over 100 feet or more off shore as the water is shallow and there are multiple sand bars that pop up. We saw several others pulling live star fish up and other creatures from the sand (they returned the to the water after looking at them).

Overall, a great beach where we enjoyed about 2 hours of playing in the water.

2  Thank colobrad1989
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautiful beach, lots of shells, spent a few hours here. Parking is reasonable, had a blast walking up and down this beach.

Thank 0ur_0pini0n
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

The parking's easy and although it was busy, the beach is so big it doesn't feel crowded. Simply a beautiful spot to spend a few hours......

Thank beefydrink
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

The sunset view from Bowman's Beach is a "must see" when you visit Sanibel Island. Whether you choose to take in the tranquil view from the bridge with fish jumping in the estuary or take in the full glory of the burning orange and red sky from along the beach, you will never grow bored of the sight or be disappointed. I have visited several places on Sanibel and Captiva to capture the setting sun, and although it can get busy Bowman's Beach is still a favourite.

1  Thank Rekrapg
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