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Bowman's Beach

1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Beautiful and Clean

Some important facts about this beach: dressing rooms, restrooms, and rinse off station were all... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Tamara S
Lee's Summit, Missouri
via mobile
Nice public facilities

We enjoyed this beach as it was easy access too and had public showers and restrooms. Shaded... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Some important facts about this beach: dressing rooms, restrooms, and rinse off station were all available. You must pay for parking, cash or card. There is a bit of a walk to the beach from the parking lot, if you have a wagon or cart...More

2  Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this beach as it was easy access too and had public showers and restrooms. Shaded picnic areas, nice trails to walk on. A little bit of walk from parking so my suggestion is to park in the side lot as this cuts off...More

1  Thank tkemewu
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This was my favorite beach on the island; very natural, nice facilities near the parking lot. You have to walk quite a way from the parking lot to actually get to the beach so maybe more difficult if you have mobility issues but so worth...More

1  Thank ellenkay
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Great beach for a day outing! Bring all your own gear and food. Limited 'A' pass parking, but ample pay spaces ($4/hour). Long walking beach, plenty of shells. Water was great on our day, and we saw plenty of bird and turtle activity.

Thank babbettandcaptbill
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We had fun at low tide looking for shells on the sandbar. Beautiful sunset as well. While we found a lot of nice shells they all had creatures so we had to throw them back, not sure if others were doing the same though!?

Thank Sweetchic
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It Is a bit of a hike to the beach but absolutely worth it! So peaceful, quiet and beautiful. Pack a cooler and snacks. The bathrooms are very clean and there is even an outdoor shower to rinse off. We saw starfish and sand dollars....More

Thank draski52
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My friends and I recently spent the day at Bowman's Beach on Sanibel and it was definitely worth the drive! This is a spacious beach with a beautiful view of the water. There is ample parking but it is a fairly long walk to the...More

Thank jeannien604
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Looking for a beach off the mainland and not very crowded, we stumbled upon this name and decided to check it out. Parking is convenient, it is $4 per hour. We packed our gear for the day and enjoyed a nice beach day. They have...More

Thank Garrett H
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best beaches on Sanibel. Bathroom facilities and places to rinse off the sand. Picnic areas and grills.

Thank Jasmine B
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a very warm day and enjoyed the time. Trails all well marked, restrooms and whole park was immaculate. This was the day after the July 4th holiday and the city of Sanibel did an outstanding job of cleaning up. I was certainly...More

Thank Thomas W
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12 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 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