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Bowman's Beach

1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Nice beach - $5/hour parking is outrageous.

We saw in a tour book that this beach was rated very nice - parking was listed at $2/hour. We took... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul S
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Wasn't the windfall I expected

We visited only Bowman's Beach when we went to Sanibel because we heard of all the shells that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fair Lawn, NJ
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1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw in a tour book that this beach was rated very nice - parking was listed at $2/hour. We took our dog since the beach was dog-friendly. Parking is unfortunately $5/hour, and the beach is a good 10-minute walk from the parking lot. VERY...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed yesterday

We visited only Bowman's Beach when we went to Sanibel because we heard of all the shells that would be there. I expected to pay for parking since I had already read about what to expect :) There were restrooms which was nice and the...More

Thank Sharmon99
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great shelling beach!!!! Found so many beautiful shells. Tons of Parking. It’s a little walk from parking area to the beach..... but it’s a nice walk. We saw 10 or more manatees swim under the bridge you walk across going to the...More

Thank Floridafossil2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We rode our bikes there and enjoyed this beautiful well maintained and well equipped park that supports this beach. It included a nice dressing room, restrooms and ramps for walking toward the beach.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parking prices have increased a bit, but the upkeep of the area and facilities reflect great care. This is our favorite beach.

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Clean, nicely kept, good facilities between car park and beach. No natural shade so bear that in mind.

Thank CaptainswifeCannes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great beach for everyone. Clean with bathrooms and showers. Loads of shells and a great spot for swimming.

Thank eloquentone1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Okay, so I got lucky and found a Junonia! But don’t rush over to Bowman’s because of that - I know it was just a lucky confluence of circumstances! This beach is beautiful and popular, and the drop off tends to be a little too...More

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in the area on a baseball trip and took a late afternoon run out to the beach. Parking was convenient and it was real interesting to walk on the beach - lots to look at.

Thank ace4444
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this beach because muy wife was looking for a beach with lot of seashells. It’s a beautiful place, very clean, with lot of parking spots, clean bathrooms and and some picnic area. Beach itself is beautiful, with white sand and lot of seashells...More

Thank Luiz C
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Louis A
26 November 2017|
Response from onearleft | Reviewed this property |
Without traffic 15 minutes. With traffic 30 minutes plus.
11 July 2017|
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Response from Islagal | Reviewed this property |
The Island charges an hourly rate at all the beaches. It was $4 per hour in May 2017.
22 April 2017|
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Response from mitchbass | Reviewed this property |
We were just there and no see-ums. It was windy but beautiful warm sunny day. Early morning, late afternoon is when they seem to be around but we had NO problem at all. Don't let this be a trip disruption. Any bug spray... More