Bowman's Beach Park

Several miles in length, Bowman’s Beach sits on the Gulf of Mexico on the southern shores of Florida’s Sanibel Island. Situated on one of the quieter parts of island, with just one main road heading north, Bowman’s Beach is close to both JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the lagoon-like waters of Clam Bayou.

Roughly ten minutes on foot from the nearest car park, the path leads through the grassy scrub to white sands which incorporate a fitness trail, children’s playground, portable toilets and picnic tables alongside public barbeque grills.

Open from dawn until dusk, there are no other refreshment options on the beach itself other than a vending machine. Known for its “shelling”, or beachcombing for shells, it’s also possible to fish from Bowman’s Beach provided you have a saltwater fishing licence. Facing southwest, Bowman’s Beach is an excellent place to enjoy the sunset.

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Sanibel Island

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  • Good fishing


  • Restroom/toilets

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