Sanibel Island Dog Park

Sanibel Island

One of our readers tells us Sanibel Island, which is in Lee County, permits dogs on the beaches, but pets must remain on a leash at all times and guardians must pick up after them. Pets are not permitted on nearby Captiva.

Bowman's Beach

Reader Notes:

"A wonderful place to take your dogs. They must stay on a leash, but that is not a problem, once you visit you’ll want to return."

"The best bet for dog people in Lee County is to pay the $6.00 toll and go to Sanibel Island. Bowman's Beach is leashed and humans must pick clean up after their dogs."

"This pet-friendly park is big, open, sandy, clean and not too crowded. You can take your dog right onto the beach and right into the ocean. Parking is $2.00 an hour.

"Please mind your dog. This is one of the very few areas on the islands that tolerates pets."

NOTE: We can't visit every area on a regular basis, so if you have information about any dog parks or beaches, or any other animal recreation facilities, in the Sanibel area, please contact

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