Enjoy shelling, sun and scenic sunsets at Bowman’s Beach, a quiet Sanibel area beach that’s a good bet for those seeking simplicity and solitude. Shell-seekers can find some superior specimens, particularly at low tide. Bring a picnic, beach chairs, an umbrella and containers for collecting shells and making sandcastles. Parking is by the hour. There’s a 5-minute walk from the parking area to the beach.