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wetbikini2 #101

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:10/12/2010 10:08:09Copy HTML

Thanks for the replies so far.  I was looking at the Tween Waters Inn, as this was the suggestion from my friend.  Seems like a decent place with decent rates.
Open to any other suggestions on a place to go or stay.  I know I will be tired of the NC coast cold in Jan or Feb.  If we could afford to move further south I would.
John
JM_Runs #102

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:10/13/2010 12:07:11Copy HTML

 Wetbikini-Sunshine island inn has been confirmed a thong friendly hotel. Tween waters looks great thats a fantastic location. Maybe lots of famalies but plenty of thongin chances at the cabanas on the beach.  I say sanibel and captiva a very thong friendly places.
pjmodel2002 #103

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:10/22/2010 03:17:05Copy HTML

I have been to both Captiva and Sanibel islands.  I have wondered around there no problem.  North Captiva is also nice and a great place to bonze the buns.   No-see-ums are the only issue, but a great time none-the-less.
JM_Runs #104

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:11/24/2010 08:53:43Copy HTML

Great story bareone!  I was at Bowman's a couple of months ago and had a similar experience.  After I got a ways from the crowd, I took off the square-cut suit I was wearing and walked the rest of the way in a red (almost sheer) g-string.  A little while later, I came up on a couple laying out in their g-strings.  The husband spoke and asked me where I got my g-string, that he liked it, especially with the Y-back.  We started talking and they invited me to hang out on the beach with them.  There were a few other thongers not too far from us.   I spread my towel and set up camp for the day.  After talking a while, we started talking about nude sunbathing.  They told me before I came up they had been planning on going nude.  I told them I didn't have a problem with it.  So, she took off her top.  We decided to go for a swim shortly after.  Before going into the water, the man took off his g-string, looked at me and said, "you might as well join us."   I took mine off, we went for a swim and spent the rest of the day nude.  We looked down the beach a bit later and most of the thongers had decided to go nude as well.
orlspeedo #105

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:11/26/2010 01:33:12Copy HTML

Nice story, wish I could have joined you!

JM_Runs #106

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:01/17/2011 02:51:35Copy HTML

 The cold finally got to us! Need sun badly.  As of today we are planning a sanibel trip its a great place...if you prefer peace and quite over big city sobe vibes. Not very crowded, lots of good places to eat awesome 18 hole golf course and very thong tollerant beaches. Looks like we are going to try a sea shells condo or sunshine inn this go around. Can wait to see how much its come back from the hurricane.
pjmodel2002 #107

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:01/19/2011 05:09:29Copy HTML

Sanibel is nice.  I was in North Captiva last year and it was awsome.  Loved it.  Sanibel is fun, but more "busy" (a relative term) than Captiva.  Don't forget the Green Flash for dinner.
SlidingG #108

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:02/01/2011 10:12:58Copy HTML

We're headed to Sanibel next month, staying at the Sanibel Inn, next door to Song of the Sea on E Gulf Dr, not far from Ithongit's Sunshine Island Inn.  Sounds like my moderate thongs will be no problem, like in Bermuda where I'm always the only one.  Just a normal guy enjoying the beach and pool with his wife like everybody else.  If we get to Bowman's, great, but our inn will be our focus.  Any warnings, anyone, new conditions, maybe?  
JM_Runs #109

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:02/06/2011 06:05:10Copy HTML

Last time I was at Bowman's, in September, there were a few other people there in thongs, and a couple in g-strings.  I wore a g-string without any problems.
winebob #110

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:02/25/2011 12:19:35Copy HTML

Thinking of taking vacation to Florida.  Is Bowmans Beach a good place to Thong?
Thong friendly motels / hotels in the area?

jtanguy #111

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:02/27/2011 12:51:19Copy HTML

Had a Fantastic day today over on Sanibel Island, FL over at "Bowmans Beach"
The weather was great (high 80's) with full sun and no clouds at all.
Had a few new pictures taken of a couple of the new suits I just received from Dore. 
Take a look on my pictures/Images area called - Bowmans Beach.
For those who have never been to Bowmans Beach - the best place to go is the VERY VERY FAR North part of Bowmans Beach. From the Bowmans Beach Metered Parking lot - expect a 30 to 40 minute walk to the more quite beach area to hang out and thong. It's worth the walk.. 
By heading up to that area of the beach you are less apt of having any problems with families, kids or those who may be more conservative and do not want to look as someone butt crack. 
To me - I can appreciate this and I'm not the type that wants to push buttons and cause problems. By heading out and being in this low key area is the best way to enjoy your time on this VERY long stretch of beach.
Enjoy Bowmans - I do.   :)
jtan
 
thong_jock #112

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:02/27/2011 09:15:28Copy HTML

 Gorgeous new pics! Can't wait until I go there in June!
briankay #113

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:02/28/2011 12:53:31Copy HTML

winebob, if you're going to the west coast, I recommend Pinelllas County.  Legal everywhere except the city of Clearwater and Honeymoon Island, accepted most places without comment, and even common in a few.  And if you stay at the south end of the county, Siesta Key is a fairly easy drive.  Wide beach with fantastic sand.
SlidingG #114

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:02/28/2011 03:57:52Copy HTML

Hey Jtanguy, I'll second Thong_jock on your new pics at Bowman's, they really set a nice tone for the place.  Hope to hit Bowman's a week from today when we're staying on Sanibel, may be the only place can break out the string for a start on my overall tan.  Most other places on our trip I'll likely be better off sticking to a thong, the mildly risque cut-down speedo vs. esssentially naked (so says my wife).  Thanks for posting.





  
JM_Runs #115

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/04/2011 04:04:50Copy HTML

 We did the bowmans in late january it was just warm enough to thong. Not very busy famalies in the main exterance but long walk revealed few people only a saw 2 other thongs. Its a pleasent place.
SlidingG #116

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/11/2011 02:57:48Copy HTML

Made it to Bowman's last Monday.  Nice weather, saw a few nudes and met a pleasant chap in a white string.  Stripped to my trusty tan-thru sliding g-string, the only time I managed that on our trip.  Appears to be the same area as Jtanguy's pix.  Rode the inn's bike from the E. Gulf area, took an hour.  Next time I'll drive to the parking area by the bridge to Captiva -- quicker trip, shorter walk to the thonging spot, more time sunning.
zeroback #117

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/24/2011 08:56:07Copy HTML

Will be staying on southern Captiva Island first part of June ,am planning on going to Bowmans Beach ,would like to run in gstring in later mornings then find a spot on north end and lay out in gstring or nude , hope to see fellow gstringers out there from what I read this would be great place to do that, have never been to bowmans beach before.
SlidingG #118

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/25/2011 12:06:23Copy HTML

Zeroback, I didn't run there, but I think you'll be fine, I wouldn't hesitate.  It's a long distance from just south of the bridge to where you'll encounter the crowds parked at the end of Bowman's Beach Road.  

As for laying out nude, be forewarned, best be discreet, back off the sand.  The guy I talked to kept his suit on because the authorities issued him a warning the week before, he didn't want to get caught again and be in more serious trouble.  BTW, near the prominent dead tree stumps, less than a mile down, seems to be where the regulars set up.  Nice beach, good swimming, I think you'll like it, good luck.

We tried stopping at Mucky Duck's on south Captiva, for dinner and watching the sunset.  A zoo, forget it, not a parking space to be had.  We watched the sunset from the north end of Bowman's instead, by the bridge.  

We liked Sanibel a lot, plan to return, but south Captiva might be even better.  Do you know where you're staying yet?  My wife would love rubbing shoulders with the laid-back, old-money wealthy, pretending we belong.  Would be easy to jog down to Bowman's in my onionskins, cap and flats, then like you strip to my string and run down the beach to a place to set up for the day, clutching a towel, with water and lunch in a fanny pack.  Thanks for the idea, got to check it out.   
lindros #119

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:05/31/2011 05:55:52Copy HTML

I spent Day 4 of my SW Florida trip on Bowman's Beach at Sanibel Island. Upon arrival there were some families set up on the main beach area, and there were a LOT of fishermen fly fishing for quite a ways up the beach. I didn't see any minimal swimwear on the main beach and I didn't want to be the first so I made the long walk northward. The roughly 2 mile walk wouldn't normally be a problem but it was a challenge with my foot still hurting. I probably could have gotten away with a g-string in the main area as I was getting a better vibe from the patrons vs. the main beach areas at Turtle & Siesta. I think there were more Hispanics at Bowmans Beach and I find them to be more tolerant of minimal swimwear vs. the crowds I observed at Siesta Key for example.

In any event I set up way north a few hundred yards short of the dead tree. I had the whole beach to myself but kept the g-string on the whole time. While there were no patrols on this day I could see the tire tracks in the sand so I didn't want to chance it. There appeared to be a couple a ways past the dead tree but I could not make out their exact attire. There were a few passers by during the day but nobody else really set up shop there. Swimming was really nice. On two different occasions a few dolphins swam within about 15 feet of me which was really awesome to see (at least I hope they were dolphins and not sharks LOL!).

By early afternoon a thunderstorm was brewing to the south so I walked half-way back. The fishermen that occupied this area in the morning had left so I set up shop again probably only a couple hundred yards from the main beach in my g-string. This way if the thunderstorm got closer I'd have a shorter walk to get back to the car. Again there were a few more people passing by but no rude comments or surprising reactions.

Overall, I liked Bowman's beach the most out of the one's I visited on my SW Florida swing (Casperson, Siesta, Turtle, Fort Myers). It was the most expansive beach with lots of room to roam and find a good spot, and there were no creepy characters like at Caspersen. Too bad I could only spend one day here as I was staying farther north around Venice for the week.
ctmonline #120

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/15/2011 08:56:21Copy HTML

 My wife and I went to Bowman's Beach today from 11:30am until 3:15pm in our black g-strings, saw one guy floating in the water in what appeared to be a g-string during our walk north away from the children, we had a nice day even though we didn't have any company.
funtom22 #121

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/17/2011 06:32:44Copy HTML

 ctmonline ill join ya next time i get out there every few weeks or soo

ctmonline #122

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/18/2011 01:14:26Copy HTML

was just there on vacation, can't afford to move just yet, in Key West now enjoying ourselves.
JM_Runs #123

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:09/06/2011 12:19:35Copy HTML

 How are things on Sanibel latley? The island looking alot better when we were there in spring. Still lots of thongs at bowmans?
JM_Runs #124

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:02/01/2012 03:17:49Copy HTML

 I was at Bowman's last week.  There were quite a few speedos, about five people in thongs and a few in g-strings, including myself.  Bowman's is my favorite beach.  If you ever want to hang out, message me.
funtom22 #125

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/14/2012 03:40:02Copy HTML

 lookin to head ou tto bowmans an tan in my thong here soon anyone else headin out there maybe sat ? march 17
hunnger #126

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:05/30/2012 04:14:06Copy HTML

 Heading to Sanibel in July or August. Will I have a hard time from other beach-goers or the law wearing micro swimwear on the beaches there? Will I be the only one?
jtanguy #127

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:05/30/2012 03:03:37Copy HTML

hunnger - No you will not have a hard time from other beach goers at Sanibel Island - You should go to Bowmans Beach (which is on Sanibel). Once you get on to the beach head North (away from the other beach goers). Walk about 20 - 25 minutes along the beach and it will be a perfect paradise away from most of the other beach goers. You will find a few thongers along your way. Be sure to feed the meter enough money for the amount of time you plan on staying at the beach as you will not want to walk back to feed more money to the meter.
ctmonline #128

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/14/2012 04:50:18Copy HTML

 we're planning on visited Bowmans Beach again this year during our vacation at the end of the month, last year when we were there we had the entire beach to ourselves, this year we hope to be joined by some couples at least.
jtanguy #129

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/20/2012 03:42:05Copy HTML

If the weather is good - I may be there as well - Saturday - July 28th.

Bowmans is a great place for thonging.

Maybe see you out there.
ctmonline #130

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/28/2012 07:53:23Copy HTML

My wife and I were at Bowmans Beach today from noon until 3pm, we had to walk almost to the Captiva bridgewhere they were doing beach replenishment just to get away from the crowds of families with little kids, not exactly the ideal crowd today. I snorkeled in my Dore push-up thong (decided to go a little conservative considering the crowd) and my wife wore a black g-string on the towel and a cover-up (booty shorts) in the water...we left when the storms started to roll in.
jtanguy #131

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/30/2012 03:51:43Copy HTML

 - ctmonline - I was at Bowmans as well on Saturday (you both must have been way down by the Captiva end) - I hung out between both of the heavy pieces of equipment doing the re-sanding of the beach. (It wasn't too bad... but it was not the Typical Bowmans beach experience one would like - that's for sure.)
I had not been out on Sanibel / Bowmans for over a month and I didn't realize they were doing this to the beach (or I would not have gone). The weather held out - and I stayed until 5:30 pm. Turned out to be a nice day after all and the water temps were great.
I would check with the travel & tourism office if anyone has plans to go out any time soon to make sure they are done. This equipment looked like they were going to be there for a while. 
BobWearsWell #132

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:01/08/2013 01:30:35Copy HTML

 Hi All,
I am heading to Bowmans in 2 weeks has there been any changes recently.
Thanks.
funtom22 #133

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:04/06/2014 07:23:00Copy HTML

Just got back from a wonderful day thonging .Walked to the north part of beach less people Around . Got a nice tan even went nude for awhile an walked up an down beach a few times .
jtanguy #134

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:04/25/2014 08:45:31Copy HTML

The weather here in Florida this week has been fantastic - unfortunately I've been inside working all week. The upside is this weekend is looking to be just as great - if not better. Saturday's weather is going to be full sun at 88 Degrees and Sunday Full sun at 89 degrees. LOVE IT... :)
Packing the thongs and heading to Sanibel to Bowmans Beach - see you fellow thongers out there.
Cheers!
Jazzywayne #135

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:05/20/2014 09:22:45Copy HTML

We are hitting north bowman each day June 15-18. We only get there once or twice a year but it is our favorite we are in fifties say hi if you see us we are counting down the days jazzy and wayne
Jazzywayne #136

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:06/16/2014 09:50:14Copy HTML

Been out Sunday and today Monday it is the best did not see any other thongers buyer are really enjoying it got three more days of this give it a huge thumbs up. Jazzy and Wayne 
Jazzywayne #137

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:06/17/2014 11:33:25Copy HTML

Got raiNed out by three still able to walk nude for a mile or so got two more days wed and Thurs maybe wewill see another thonger jazzy


mrpba #138

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/05/2014 12:54:04Copy HTML

 Today was at a beach near sanibel called big hickory island beach. It's a private beach reserved for Hyatt bonita springs an a neighboring community. No thongs on the beach just rios bottoms. I ended up wearing my sun seeker rio in graphite grey. No complaints from any beach goers mostly families. When we came back to our resort I did see one very pretty Spanish decent lady wearing a very sexy thong style blue suit, also no one cared what she had on among the families at the pool. I ended up changing to my square cut skinz suit for the pool. Tomorrow I think I will keep my sun seeker rio to swim in an join the lady in here thong 
JGB911 #139

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:07/20/2014 07:13:02Copy HTML

Never wear anything except a G-string at Bowman's Beach, and haven't had a problem yet.  My wife doesn't like walking far, so we usually set up pretty close to the parking area.
DeanandCandi #140

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:08/07/2014 08:11:10Copy HTML

We get to Bowman's twice a year to enjoy our thong time.  It took my wife a few times there before she was brave enough to thong, now she loves it!  Great place to watch other thongers and dolphins all in one beautiful beach area.
orangeb #141

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:08/19/2014 08:11:03Copy HTML

 Anyone have any recent updates to Captiva Island.  Thinking of going there with the wife and kids and was curious if thonging would be tolerated or if it was a no go.
orangeb #142

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:09/04/2014 01:59:06Copy HTML

Last try.  Anyone have any updates on thonging on Captiva?
jtanguy #143

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:09/04/2014 10:51:04Copy HTML

 Best suggestion is to head to "Bowmans Beach" on Sanibel Island (which is right next to Captiva - you pass Bowmans Beach on your way to Captiva) - there are threads here on the Board with updates on where to thong at Bowmans Beach.  It's a long walk from the parking lot, but thongs are acceptable and the norm in the Northern section of the beach. I have not been out there in a month, but this time of year it's nice and quite. Enjoy your time on the Island. 
funtom22 #144

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:09/05/2014 07:57:25Copy HTML

 Orangeb.  Bowmans is a great spot to thong I go all the time an can join you an show you the spot to thong an hangout a walk up the beach in ur thong with no worries at all   Just let me know 
thongguynyc10011 #145

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:09/06/2014 08:12:18Copy HTML

 Here on Bowman's Beach on a beautiful early September day.  With a friend - him in thong biker.  Me in Skinz.   Quiet day.  Beautifully perfect sunny day.  Only one other couple in thongs - guy and his girlfriend.  Will be back to this beach.  
orangeb #146

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:09/25/2014 08:42:43Copy HTML

 Thanks for the information.  I heading to Captiva with my wife and daughter so long walk to the beach is not an option . Just wanted to make sure I could wear a thong on Captiva.  I know it may not be common but as long as it is legal.

sailor250 #147

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/12/2015 01:52:31Copy HTML

 Any news on Sanibel Captiva especially regarding any thong friendly lodging?  Always on the look out for a good place to tan in the long winter.
jtanguy #148

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/16/2015 02:57:45Copy HTML

 Made it out to Bowmans Beach on Sunday. The parking area was out of control with so many people here vacationing and for Spring Break. So if you plan on coming in March, you should plan on getting to the parking lot by 11:30 am. As for the beach, a lot has changed in terms of some of the beach erosion. A lot of the sand has been pulled out to the sea, but to some degree has extended it to make it wider in some areas. Regarding the thongers area just in the Northern Part of Bowmans, it was a lot quieter than I was expecting. There were four other male thongers out on Sunday and no couples. The water temps were nice enough to go in the water now and not come out and feel like your cold. 
islandguy #149

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/18/2015 02:47:04Copy HTML

Recently when visiting friends on the west coast of Florida, I was able to spend some time at Bowman’s Beach.  I walked about 20 minutes north from the parking lot to a spot where the sand bowed out into the dunes a bit more than average.  I sunbathed nude, skinny-dipped, and walked the beach farther north nude.

I saw four other nude men:  two together and two individuals.  One of the individuals was a regular who lives in the area.  He said that the sheriff’s patrol comes down the beach infrequently and was easy to spot on an ATV.  Officials monitoring the environment also occasionally come down the beach on a similar vehicle, but they have no role in enforcing the anti-nudity regulation.  In fact, one such vehicle passed by while I was talking with him.

When walking back and forth to the parking lot, I did not see anyone wearing a thong swimsuit.  I couldn’t imagine spending the time and money ($6 toll and $3/hour parking) merely to wear a thong swimsuit; I do that anywhere I go.  I’m not even sure it’s worth it to go nude.  A much better value is to be had at Haulover Beach on the east coast which has legal nudity and costs $6/day for parking.

As for Captiva, I spent some time in a g-string swimsuit on the public beach abutting South Seas Resort.  People were generally older and in conservative swimsuits, although there were some younger women in cheeky bikinis.  I got some looks but had no issues walking the public beach and the beach in front of the resort.
jtanguy #150

Re:Sanibel & Captiva Islands - Bowmans beach - Florida

Date Posted:03/18/2015 03:27:59Copy HTML

TO Island Guy: There are signs very visible when you walk on to Bowman's Beach that nudity is "illegal" and there is an ordinance against it. IT is arrogant jerks like you that can spoil a good thing for the rest of us thongers who enjoy it there to thong LEGALLY in the northern area of the beach.
The main beach at Bowman's is NOT a common place to thong, so you shouldn't have been thonging there to begin with. If you want to frolic in front of a lot of people in your thong - then keep it on the EAST COAST of FL at Haulover. Your kind is not welcome here. The $6.00 toll and the $3.00 an hour parking fee is to keep cheap low life people like you off the island. GLAD YOUR NOT coming back.



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