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Review of Bowman's Beach

Bowman's Beach
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Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

This beach isn't the amazing kind, but definitely worth a trip. I'm not into shelling so I just lazed off lying on the beach and it was relaxing. Witnessed the sunset, it was surreal. Totally haf a relaxing time.

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We went later in the day and still found tons of shells. Lots of families and sun bathers. Nice bathrooms with showers.

Thank Wildsongs
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

I have heard about shelling on Sanibel Island for decades, finally made it there. $6.00 to get onto the island, $2.00 per hour to park, which meant I had to predict ahead of time how long to stay (or plan on going back to feed the meter and put the ticket in my car). There were lots of people and while there were lots of shells, there weren't many that were intact. Mostly bivalves and mostly picked over. There were some people who were serious about getting shells, lugging bags off the beach, digging major holes in the piles of shells with their specialized shovels. I did not see anything different than I have found on other Gulf Coast or even Atlantic coast beaches, nor did I find better shells than at other Florida beaches. So, my overall experience was it wasn't worth it, at least not for the shells.

2  Thank Cathy M
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Beautiful view, not too crowded, plenty of parking ($2 per hour fee) and sand packed with shells. And there were also two different weddings going on when we showed up!

Thank MrEdnWilbur
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Beach has ample parking, good sunrise viewing, great sunset views, tide pools at low tide, decent boogie board waves with the right wind, nice restrooms, park area for the children, walk way over the Bayou where you can see Sanibel wildlife in action.

Food is north up the road two miles with a bunch of good restaurant ... Lazy Flamingo, Santiva General Store, and high end dining at The Mad Hatter.

Thank dalesuslick
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