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Bowman's Beach

Beautiful, secluded beach with hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, pay phone, bathrooms and bike racks. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Call (239) 395-1860 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Bowman's Beach has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Elisa
    Mar. 31, 2021
    Florida gem

    gorgeous beach with lots of open space. plenty of amenities. (bathrooms, rinsing stations, lots of parking) worth the trip.

  • Joan
    Jan. 13, 2021
    Nice Beach

    A little walk from the parking opens to a lovely beach

  • Helen
    Feb. 19, 2020
    Great Beach

    beautiful beach on sanibel. Great experience with dog. It’s huge so great for a walk along the shore. Go early. Traffic gets v busy. There are toilets and water stations. Take beach umbrella - no shade on beach. 5 min walk to beach. We took lots of water for us and dog as it’s gets hot. Stayed for 4 hours. Will go back

  • Genevieve
    Jan. 1, 2020
    Wow great Beach!

    Love it!

  • Lisa
    Mar. 14, 2019
    Very Nice Beach

    Lots of amenities- our dog loved the water.

  • Aida j.
    Apr. 22, 2018
    Best dog's beach ever!

    One of the best dogs beaches in Florida.

  • Melissa
    Jan. 23, 2018
    One of our favorite spots!

    This beach and the one just north of it are both great. There is a water fountain for dogs at the Captiva side parking area.

  • Jill
    More than a year ago
    Our Dogs Loved It

    Brought our 2 small shih tzu mixes here over Thanksgiving weekend; we had a great time. We didn't see any other dogs for the few hours we were there. We loved the soft sand and the shells. The beach was clean. Bring water and poop bags. Parking was $5 an hour (you can pay by credit card but there was no app to pay by phone) and we could use Sunpass for the $6 Sanibel Island toll. We will go back.

  • Kc
    More than a year ago
    Perfect day-Enjoyable experience

    We went to Bowman's beach found it to be perfect place for our family and dog to enjoy time together. We enjoyed walking our dog down the white sand and shell lined beach. The water was a beautiful turquoise and our dog enjoyed the waves coming in. The other families at the beach were respectful. There were 3 other dogs there on the beach that were well behaved.

  • Stephanie
    More than a year ago

    This beach is wonderful but it needs a ranger. I was attacked by a Pit Bull on this beach and my dog protected me and almost died. It was the worst experience of my life. I could not get the Pit to let go of the death grip on my Bouvier's neck. The teeth missed the jugular vein by less than half an inch, which saved her life. The owner thought nothing of having her boyfriend's dog off leash. She took off before I could take down her license plate number. Don't let this happen to you!

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