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Bowman's Beach

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Address: 1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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239-472-6397
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Nice beach

Nice beach, but long walk to get to the actual beach. Crowded, but manageable. Great for shelling or just sitting in the sand.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 March 2016
Maureen L
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montreal,
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

My husband and I have been going to this beach for the last 7 years and it always was a beautiful beach with clear water. Unfortunately because of El Nino and the heavy rain in January and February, the Army Corps have had to release dirty water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee river and therefore into the estuary for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Nice beach, but long walk to get to the actual beach. Crowded, but manageable. Great for shelling or just sitting in the sand.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

A lovely sandy beach with lots of shells to be found. Great for long walks along the beach. Wonderful sunsets. We were in swimming. Great for swimming. We saw dolphins while we were swimming - less than a 100 yards from us. Very exciting. Super for families. The bridge crossing to Bowman's beach - you may see alligators and manatees.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We tried one other beach first with very limited parking. Bowman Beach had lots of parking, bathrooms, change rooms, wash off shower heads, a small playground, walking trail and a scenic walk out to the beach. I will return to this beach.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Stopped to check out this beach after biking through Ding Darling. It is very nice and has bathrooms and parking and benches on the walk to the beach.

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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Beautiful white shell sand beach. Water shoes are helpful if you have tender feet. Public parking, toilets, showers and foot bath available on site. Bring your own picnic and chairs.

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BeverlyMass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We stopped by for a quick look on our way back from Captiva. This public beach area is very large. The walk from the parking area is about 1/4 mile and is wheel chair accessible. The beach is very nice even with more of a pounding surf the day we visited. Rest rooms and picnic areas were very well taken... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Enjoyed our stop at Bowman's Beach. It's been awhile since our last visit a few years ago and glad we made a day of it on Sanibel. Great sandy beach, terrific shelling and relaxing surf. A must see!

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We got to Bowman Beach around 9:30 and wasn't crowded at all - yet. After paying the $6.00 fee to cross the causeway and then $12 for 3 hours to park at Bowman Beach we walked quite a ways to the beach itself. We did a little shelling and sat in the sun. We liked the beach but thought the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Went to the beach for the day. We packed a picnic lunch, looked for shells, built sand castles, waded in the surf. Great place to visit! Just gorgeous!

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