Bowman’s Beach is a short walk (0.25 mile, depending on where you park, the far end of the parking lot is 0.36 mile to the beach) from the parking lot so bring a beach cart if you have lots to transport. Although Bowman’s beach is rarely crowded, if you crave solace, head northwest along the beach (turn right). If you walk far enough, Bowman’s Beach turns into Silver Key Beach. Walk a little further and you will end up coming out by The Lazy Flamingo restaurant, a fantastic raw bar restaurant with excellent seafood. There is also a small general store called The Santiva General Store, ideal for topping up with snacks and drinks. Make sure you take water with you as it is a 2-mile walk.
The amenities at Bowman’s Beach are awesome. They have restrooms, outdoor showers, bike racks, a fitness station, playground, picnic tables and charcoal grills, hiking trails, and a ramp to launch kayaks.