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Bowman's Beach

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

Just took a walk here because we could not get a parking spot at Blind Pass and was pleased with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
markfarner58
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Best shells on the beach!

Definitely the best beach for shelling. Walk out to beach and go right for a 20 minute walk. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessie O
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1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just took a walk here because we could not get a parking spot at Blind Pass and was pleased with the beauty. It was awfully crowded, but we were there on a Sunday afternoon. Lots of shells and at proper tide we would have had...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the best beach for shelling. Walk out to beach and go right for a 20 minute walk. This is the spot photographers talk about the most. You can easily do a web search for low tide times. You definitely want flip flops or water...More

Thank Jessie O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved going to Bowman's beach. The parking is a bit expensive, but heck, it's much nicer than going to a movie. There are a lot of nice, complete shells on the beach.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is 5$ pr hour. Wonderful beach with lots of small shells (but no big). Bring swim shoes as there are many sharp shells....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As stated in the title, Bowman's Beach is the #1 beach for seashell collectors in the world. The second you step foot near the water, you will understand why. The beach itself is beautiful and absolutely littered with shells. We arrived later in the day...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Greetings- We see a lot of whingeing over parking fees! This is a very clean, nice beach. The parking fees keep the riff raff away. If you find the fees expensive, you should go elsewhere. For that, we are thankful. Cheers! Brad and Christina

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Parking fee is probably worth it. Would be nice to have a daily rate. So clean! Not crowded. We rode bikes from Billy's. not for the unathletic.

Thank 40yearOldGirlScout
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Adequate parking on the day I visited. Not too long a walk to the beach, but may be difficult for some. Beautiful, long beach, clear water. Showers, restrooms, play ground.

Thank fishersgirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though the walk to the beach is a long one, it is worth it. The parking lot is large & there is an overflow lot also available. TIP: If the overflow lot is open, park there & cut off your walk to the beach by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The shelling is awesome! Also, plenty of parking and nice bathrooms. Out of all of the beaches we’ve been to on Sanibel, I seem to find the most shells on Bowman. This beach is very popular and busy. Lots of fun!

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kimberleyapage
20 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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Louis A
27 November 2017|
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Response from onearleft | Reviewed this property |
Without traffic 15 minutes. With traffic 30 minutes plus.
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