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Bowman's Beach

1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-6397
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It's a Hike

If you have any walking issues, skip this beach. It's a hike. We saw an elder man getting hooked up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cleanhotels
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Columbus, Ohio
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Couldn't find a parking space

We did not get to visit Bowman's beach because the small parking area was full. More parking is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bwage
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“per hour” (209 reviews)
“parking lot” (209 reviews)
“changing area” (67 reviews)
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1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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239-472-6397
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"per hour"
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"parking lot"
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"changing area"
in 67 reviews
"changing facilities"
in 23 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 81 reviews
"white sand"
in 46 reviews
"nice facilities"
in 31 reviews
"parking area"
in 55 reviews
"great shelling"
in 82 reviews
"ample parking"
in 45 reviews
"parking fee"
in 39 reviews
"rest rooms"
in 29 reviews
"pay to park"
in 47 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 26 reviews
"great shells"
in 40 reviews
"shells galore"
in 23 reviews
"sea shells"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have any walking issues, skip this beach. It's a hike. We saw an elder man getting hooked up by EMS for a possible heart attack and later in the day a lady with a walker who may not have made it back to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did not get to visit Bowman's beach because the small parking area was full. More parking is needed.

Thank bwage
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this beach 5 times. It had calm, gentle waves 4 out of the 5 days. It was also nice and shallow several yards out. The beach proved to be a good for shelling . Another plus is the fact that it was not...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Plenty of parking , showers and changing rooms make this a perfect stop for a day tripper or anyone needing a change of resort scenery. Beautiful long beach with great shelling and beach house peeping!! Go either direction and you'll find lot's to see &...More

Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This definately is not the place to find shells on Sanibel as we had read on other reviews. Also don't use the foot shower near the restrooms. Very Very Smelly Water. Had to discard all of our shows after using this to rinse our feet...More

Thank SusanD407
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were told this was the best beach on Sanibel (with free parking - which turned out not to be true,it's $5/hour). It's the only beach on Sanibel we went to so I can't say whether it's the best but it was decent. It's always...More

Thank Carrie C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the best beach I have been to. The surf is calm and the water is warm and clear. The shells are awesome. My daughter even found a Junonia on our last day there. If you love to shell and swim, this beach is...More

1  Thank sheridan1363
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bowman's is the best beach on beautiful Sanibel Island! Great shelling, beautiful walking, whether on the beach or on the trails. Plenty of dolphins for your viewing pleasure. Can't beat it!

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing clear water with amazing shelling at low tide. Bathrooms, changing facilities, pop machine, and just a short walk from the parking area. As far as bugs, didn't experience any but wore off spray my entire vacation.

2  Thank Sylvia C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spray yourself from head to toe! I've never been to a swamp with this many bugs let alone a beach! The sunsets are pretty incredible from here though.

Thank Patrick K
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A M
June 1, 2018|
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Response from doreenlynnr | Reviewed this property |
Yes And picnic tables
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junitoem
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anywhere to rent those things. that does not mean they are not there, but I don't think so. Everyone I saw was dragging their own "stuff"
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