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Bowman's Beach

1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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The best beach on Sanibel

I really love this beach. I have been there 5 years ago and went back because of the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
Niels W
Oss, The Netherlands
Beautiful beach for sea shells

This is a beautiful beach for finding shells and they do have very nice public restroom but be... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
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“nice beach” (204 reviews)
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1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

I really love this beach. I have been there 5 years ago and went back because of the beautiful nature. This place has it all. Wildlife, seashells and beautiful clean beaches and white sand. if you love walking on the beach but don't like the...More

Thank Niels W
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach for finding shells and they do have very nice public restroom but be prepared to pay $4 per hour for parking at this beach and all public beach accesses on the island.

Reviewed 17 June 2016

One can't help but come home with a lovely collections of seashells after visiting Bowman's Beach. In fact, as soon as one steps foot out of ones car and onto the parking lot, chances are one has already stepped on a shell or two. The...More

1  Thank Grietje2u
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Visiting this beach was the highlight of our trip to the Fort Myers area! It was pristine, with white sand and a beautiful green glow to the water. We also found many shells walking up and down the beach. While it is a popular place...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We visited Bowman's Beach during a recent day trip to Sanibel Island while visiting the Ft. Myers Beach area and had a great time! We arrived at the beach around 10 am and found ample parking ($4/hour) By the time we left around 1 pm...More

Thank Suzannabelle
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time with the family. Great shelling, beautiful sunset, clear water. Well worth the trip and $4 an hour parking.

Thank Abby W
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We have heard of the beaches on Sanibel and Captiva Islands for many years and have been very interested in visiting them. Had we visited Sanibel before Siesta Key, we would have been delighted. However Siesta Key Beach was such a surprise that it took...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Great beach if your looking for shells or just to swim. In short walk from parking lot have to cross bridge over water and saw some manatee. Very neat.

Thank Loganaussie
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Bowman's beach is a very clean beach. But, it is a long way to walk to get to the beach. I don't believe there are any restrooms on the beach.

Thank 56Brenda
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We called in here one afternoon and it was very busy and crowded. You do have quite a walk to reach the beach but the paths are relatively flat and wide. You do get to cross over a marsh area which is nice to see...More

Thank Reilly-Denny C
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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
21 April 2017|
Response from Joseph L | Reviewed this property |
The pests are not a problem on breezy, windy, or cool days. Bad news: weather is usually very calm here in the morning, but.... Good news: calm waters in the morning are perfect for paddle boarding or using floats on the... More