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Bowman's Beach

1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-6397
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Awesome Beach

The beach is so beautiful with white sand and tons of shells.Be prepared to walk about 5 minutes or... read more

Reviewed today
Foze2018
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
ALWAYS a parking spot when other beaches are full!

Bowman Beach is the "go too" when you can't find parking at the other popular beaches on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mattfasang
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Birmingham, Michigan
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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239-472-6397
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Reviewed today

The beach is so beautiful with white sand and tons of shells.Be prepared to walk about 5 minutes or more from the parking area. The restrooms are clean but can be crowded at peak times. Parking is expensive but worth it for a few hours....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Bowman Beach is the "go too" when you can't find parking at the other popular beaches on Sanibel/Captiva. Good people viewing, fishing from the surf and area to clean up for families or individuals after the visit.

Thank mattfasang
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walk for 50-100 yds. along this beach and you can score some amazing sea shells. Helpful beach ambassadors are on hand to answer questions and with identifying specific shell-species!

Thank ChefMarkChristopher
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here just as the rain stopped, so it wasn't too crowded. Beautiful walking area, there are facilities to change/restroom. Nice play to shell, it was our first stop after landing at the airport.

1  Thank loveydovey71321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of shelling and perfect to walk from end to end. A little work being done to preserve the area. Lots of no swimming signs but the have been there for years as the under tows are dangerous just keep away from certain areas other...More

Thank ontariowestie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a beautiful beach and extremely popular. I recall the days when our car would be only one of a few and we seemingly had miles of beach to ourselves and just a few others. One has to arrive early nowadays to "grab...More

Thank Snorkelweeds
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach itself was nice but $5.00 per hour to park and it’s quite a walk to get to the beach. Once we got there we were beyond disappointed to see there weren’t any more shells than other “free” beaches. We will not return.

Thank R4238TTmikek
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is outrageous - $5 per hour and a long walk from lot to beach. Beach is crowded on weekends. Nasty weeds and scum all over beach and surf. Few dead fish on beach too. Good shells only if you walk about a mile north.

Thank kclynbrn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our afternoon at Bowman's Beach. The walk from the parking lot to the beach was a bit long especially for my husband who has mobility issues. But once you are there it is a gorgeous beach. No high rises nearby and warm water....More

1  Thank Sha-Sha47
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another beautiful white sand beach, crystal clear water and pretty shells. Not very busy, so plenty of space, not at all commercial, which is perfect for us. Parking at $5 an hour is expensive, but an hour was all we needed.

Thank Andy E
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junitoem
4 April 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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kimberleyapage
19 February 2018|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge go by Baileys Grocery or Joeys Custard before going to Bowman’s Beach to be sure you have prepared food
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