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Bowman's Beach

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  • Type: Beaches
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.2)
Value: 3.5 (3.5)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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Bowman's is well known for having beautiful, unusual shells, but you'll have to put a little effort into finding the true gems along this beach. Recent travelers found the best method is to step waist-deep in the water and dig your feet into the sand to find the shells.

Remember that this beach is more about its view than its virtues, i.e., there are no public restrooms or refreshment stands. So, it's a good idea to bring a picnic basket and umbrella and make a trip to the restroom before walking out to the beach. And you should definitely plan on bringing your own food instead of visiting one of the popular restaurants located about a mile down Bowman's Beach Road, as they can get pretty pricey. Another unfortunate side effect of visiting this centrally located beach is the $2-an-hour parking fee by the shore.  

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