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Bowman's Beach

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Address: 1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-472-6397
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Beautiful Sunsets daily.

Parking is ample but it is quite a walk to the beach area. Large sandy beach with a western view perfect for catching a sunset.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Daniel G
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Augusta, Maine
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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Parking is ample but it is quite a walk to the beach area. Large sandy beach with a western view perfect for catching a sunset.

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Wallkill, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this beach. Great for seashell gathering. Parking is $4 an hour, which is a little much, but you can't beat the views. Good facilities available.

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Cascade, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every beach has sand but every beach is different. Going to Bowman's requires both knowing how long you plan to be there, so you can pay in advance for the correct number of hours of parking. And, a fairly lengthy walk along paths and boardwalks to get to the beach. Good logistical planning means you would only need to make... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great spot for shelling and also just hanging out on the beach. You pay for parking by the hour at an automated station and there are bathrooms, changing stations etc. Best time for shelling is an hour before to an hour after low tide. Waves were a little rough for clear visibility of shelling in the water but still a... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach was nice because it has large parking areas, an outdoor shower, changing area, bathrooms and scenic areas. It wasn't crowded and was clean. We didn't like the long walk to the beach or all the no see ums that bit us up terribly.

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Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice gulf beach with lots of seashells, this area is know for the variety and abundance of sea shells to be found on its beaches. Seashelling is quite common. Nice washroom facilities and a fair amount of parking ($4 per hour, when we were there).

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Eden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent an amazing day at Bowman's Beach when the grandkids came at Thanksgiving. Our 6 year old granddaughter spent 2 hours just combing the sand for shells. She was enthralled. There are also restrooms and changing areas along with a very small play area before you get to the beach along the walkway. The only problem is with the... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for unique shells, be prepared for lots of walking from the parking lot and not exactly fond of the $4 hour parking charge. Beach tends to be packed with tourists but if you get in early you're sure to have some good shell finds

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Cohasset, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our visit to Sanibel, we went to several beach areas to find shells. We had the best luck at Bowman's Beach. There are miles of beach to roam and the shells were much better here than on the southeastern end of the island. Parking is ample and costs $4 an hour payable by credit card or cash.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice beach, with lots of parking. But you better plan on several hours. We paid for only 1 hour....just to check it out. But it takes about 15 - 20 min to walk from the parking lot. We no more than got to the beach, and I had to walk clear back to put more money in... More 

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