Located on picturesque Sanibel Island, Bowman’s Beach is a shell-seeker’s paradise, and has even won awards for being one of the best “shelling beaches” in the world. Fishing, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are other popular pastimes on this pristine beach, which is one of the only stretches of sand on the island that has barbeque grills. Those who enjoy nature unfettered by buildings will be right at home on this charming shore.
From Southwest International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida, you can rent a car and drive the 50 minutes to Bowman’s Beach. Flights from North America to Fort Myers travel nonstop from New York City, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, and Detroit. A nonstop flight from Canada leaves daily from Toronto, and direct European flights can be found in Dusseldorf.