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.




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.