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Bowman's Beach

1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Superb sandy sunset

We came here to see the sunset and it was worth it. Beautiful, breathtaking and emotional. Added to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beach fun

Beautiful beach ! Awsome shells . A bit of a hike to the beach but nice scenic walk getting there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barbara T
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“nice beach” (203 reviews)
“per hour” (187 reviews)
“parking lot” (187 reviews)
1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here to see the sunset and it was worth it. Beautiful, breathtaking and emotional. Added to that the warm sea, soft sandy / seashell beach and the nearby parking; an experience never to be forgotten. There are showers and restroom facilities which are...More

Thank BsatBe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach ! Awsome shells . A bit of a hike to the beach but nice scenic walk getting there. Rest rooms and changing area clean. Nice

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting from NY, we stopped here on a recommendation from a staff member of the nearby shell museum. The beach was very nice and clean, but we were here for the shells.

Thank shasta2088
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always end up at this beach more than any of the others. You have one drink machine, changing area, bathrooms, water fountains, outdoor shower off area as you first come in from the parking lot. Parking lot is one of the larger ones for...More

Thank Renlyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent the morning at Bowman's Beach. Yes- there is a walk to the beach and you do have to pay to park; but it is not unbearable. We had 2 kids and lots of stuff and we made it. Plus as we walked to the...More

Thank JVG4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the sundial resort and spa which is located on the beach but wanted to explore other beaches. The server at breakfast told us that Captiva beaches have more clear water. I did not mind paying the parking fee which is four...More

Thank cherylsJ4986OB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach. Plenty of parking, plenty of beach. Tons of shells 🐚 beautiful blue water. One of our favorite beaches. There is a bathhouse here also changing rooms outside the bathroom and little shower things to spray off with.

1  Thank MAAGR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Bowman's Beach on Sanibel on a Thursday morning. Beach is beautiful, seems to stretch for miles. We expected more shells. Water was warm and calm. Parking is $4/hr paid in advance at pay kiosk. Beach was busy but there was still parking available when...More

Thank chasPowel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just to preface, we live year-round on Sanibel. For the visitor, "beach access" is highly valued. If you are staying at a beach-front resort, it's just a matter of walking out the door. But, if you are a day-tripper, or staying somewhere that's not a...More

2  Thank davidcX5151JK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a hike from the parking to the beach but they have thought of everything...facilities, changing rooms, showers. Small bridge over-look for manatee!

2  Thank zenin2010
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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 | 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