20 Best Beaches in the World

Bowman’s Beach, Sanibel Island, Florida

Shell hunters hunch in a stance dubbed the “Sanibel stoop” in search of conchs, coquinas, sand dollars, and dozens of other varieties that hitch a ride on Gulf of Mexico currents. Stock up on hats, buckets, and sunscreen at Bailey’s General Store, an island favorite.

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Pristine and quiet, you won’t find any hotels here. Park and walk over a bridge to secluded white beach. There is an outdoor shower located at this beach. This is the only beach with barbecue grills. Located off Sanibel-Captiva Rd., turn left on Bowman’s Beach Rd. Up Island.

Restrooms, changing rooms and outdoor shower. Oversized (20 foot and over) vehicle parking – several Free handicap parking – 7 spaces. Picnic tables and Barbecue grills. Public telephone at restrooms. Nature and fitness trails. Canoe and kayak launching.

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