Long celebrated by locals and visitors, it seems Bowman’s Beach is now gaining worldwide attention. The beach was just named one of the top 50 beaches in the world, the only beach in the entire State of Florida to make the list.
A Canadian travel agency came up with its list of the “World’s Best Beaches for 2018”, putting Bowman’s Beach at number 39. The agency ranked beaches based on information gathered from other agencies, bloggers, editors and journalists. The only other US beaches to make the list for 2018 included some in Hawaii, Oregon and California.
Found on Sanibel Island, the beach is described as being tops for shelling. In addition, other popular reasons to visit the beach include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and bird watching. The beach also offers a large parking lot, with about a quarter mile long walk from your car to the sand.
Just a few years ago the popular beach added a new path. Additional money also paved the way for a boardwalk and a new shade structure over the Gulf observation deck. Even though the beach is popular, it’s common for visitors to enjoy a less crowded beach experience at Bowman’s than some other beaches in the area.
Bowman’s Beach also includes space for barbecue grills, picnic areas and a playground. As well, you’ll find a fitness trail, restrooms, drinking fountains and changing rooms, adding to the site’s convenience.
Another list, this one ranking North America’s top beaches, puts Bowman’s Beach in at number nine. It’s the only Florida beach in the top 10. The only other American beaches ranked that high are located in Hawaii.
Mexican and Canadian beaches make up the rest of the top ten. As for the rest of Florida, Calusa Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach and Grayton Beach make a showing when it comes to the top 50 beaches in North America.
Here is a resource to view Sanibel beach homes currently listed for sale.