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“Bring Your Bug Spray”
Review of Bowman's Beach

Bowman's Beach
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We went to Bowman's after many locals recommended it for the shells. We tried to go two separate evenings but storms kept us away. We ended up going on the morning of the third day. The beach was beautiful but we were bit up within seconds. Even my mom who applied bug spray was bitten on the few places she did not spray (i.e tips of her elbows). The visitor center said that the bugs are especially fierce after a storm which is what happened the two nights before. The shells were ok. It is definitely worth a stop if visiting Sanibel but apply bug spray and take more with you.

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Though the weather was not as one would have it, during our stay we still found this to be one of the nicer sanctuaries of nature that associates with "Old Florida." Beautiful sands with excellent shelling and multitudes of shore birds are the rewards for this pleasant walk from spacious parking... we will return to enjoy many a sunset in the future...

2  Thank dolfinns2
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Went to the beach near sunset. Unfortunately, the clouds hid the sun. We found more shells further down the beach at our hotel than we did at Bowman's. It was quiet. It was okay but not one of the best on the island.

1  Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Bowman's Beach was the largest beach we visited on Sanibel. There's a large parking lot (hourly parking fee) with bathrooms, changing rooms, showers, and soda machines. It's a bit of a walk to the beach, but it was a nice walk. Very family friendly.

1  Thank PennyAnn225
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Nice and calm beach. Not crowdy as Fort Meyers. Parking easily available.

If you want a quiet and beautiful beach, the place to go.

1  Thank MikeCA_01
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