Bowman's Beach, Sanibel

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Address: 1700 Bowmans Beach Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States

Phone: +1-2393951860

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Bowman's Beach, Sanibel

Warm white sand, warmer beach breezes and delicious smells wafting off barbecue grills will mellow you down at Bowman’s Beach. This pretty beach in Sanibel Island is a favourite amongst visitors thanks to its many amenities and isolated location.

This beach is located off Sanibel-Captiva Road. You’ll have to park your car, walk over a few bridges and hike up for around 5 minutes. Once your feet touch the soft, powdery sand, you’ll get to relax in front of the glittering Gulf of Mexico. There aren’t any hotels here and it’s usually less crowded than the typical beach.

  • You can do all the beach basics, like swimming, snorkelling, beach ball and etc.
  • The beach is covered in shells, so shell collectors will have a blast.
  • You’ll have access to picnic tables and outdoor grills so bring a picnic basket and some food and have a beach party.
  • There are nature and fitness trails all around the beach.
  • There’s also canoe and kayak launching here

Bowman's Beach Information

  • There are restrooms, changing rooms and an outdoor shower.
  • There’s free handicap parking.
  • Public telephone at restrooms.
  • Be careful! If you go over the time on the parking meter, the penalty will be $50!
  • The beach is dog friendly but make sure you clean up after your pooch.

Bowman's Beach Ticket Prices

  • Parking fees- $3/hour.

Restaurants Near Bowman's Beach

  • Lazy Flamingo (Seafood)
  • The Mad Hatter (New American)
  • Sunset Grill (Fine dining)

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Bowman's Beach, Sanibel Reviews

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  • Great beach , perfect place to watch the sunset! Parking is $5 so a bit pricey and you have to walk a ways to get to the actual beach. But very clean, well maintained beach. Lots of shells. Plenty of space to move around.

  • This is a nice beach but make sure you go on the early side to avoid the crowds if you want to find a good spot. I prefer quiet beaches with nothing but the sounds of the waves. If you're like me, you'll want to leave as soon as the crowds start rolling in. If you're looking for a family friendly beach with plenty of room for the kids to run around, then this is your place.

  • Fun swimming beach with a sand bar about 70 feet out that is ankle deep. This gives a large area between that gets anywhere from belly to chest deep. Great for the kiddos and playing all day. No shade so bring your beach umbrellas and plenty of sunblock.

  • What a marvelous beach. Huge area to explore and great for kids. Restrooms were clean. Really great place

  • Parking is REALLY expensive, almost not worth it. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is kinda far too but they have nice facilities on the way. Good luck carrying all your stuff tho.

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