Bowman's Beach, located near the western end of Sanibel, has been named among the Top 10 beaches in the world by U.S. News Travel.
The City of Sanibel maintains Bowman's Beach in its natural state. Bowman's Beach is renowned as a world-class shelling and birding destination.
The online article states, "You'll look out over a shore littered with colorful seashells as you claim your spot on Bowman's Beach. The island boasts a calm ambiance that you'll experience everywhere from the shoreline to Periwinkle Way. At the end of the day, head to Captiva Island to catch a gorgeous sunset."
Bowman's Beach held the No. 10 spot behind the top-ranked Seychelles.
The other eight beach choices, in order of ranking, are Kauai, Cayman Islands, Maldives, Bali, Anguilla, Corfu, Turks & Caicos, and Rio de Janeiro.
Amenities at Bowman's Beach include public parking, canoe & kayak launch, hiking and walking trails, fishing, public restrooms, changing rooms, showers, water fountains, picnic tables, barbecue grills, pavilions and a playground.