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Gorgeous Drive

Take an afternoon and ride along Periwinkle Way. The blooms and views are beautiful. Nicer on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CYMattie
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Signage could be better, watch for pedestrians

signage advising "TO -- " this or that could prove helpful to tourists. Existing signs are spaced... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amrkanwoman
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New Ellenton, South Carolina
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“the main drag” (24 reviews)
“great shopping” (23 reviews)
“lots of shops” (17 reviews)
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Sanibel Island, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take an afternoon and ride along Periwinkle Way. The blooms and views are beautiful. Nicer on a bike

Thank CYMattie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

signage advising "TO -- " this or that could prove helpful to tourists. Existing signs are spaced too far inbetween and it is easy to get lost.

Thank Amrkanwoman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a good time riding on this road. They had alot of things to see and shopping as well as scenery which is beautiful!

Thank Tracy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Periwinkle Way is the center spine road from the Lighthouse end to its intersection with the Tarpon Bay Rd. There are many restaurants along the way on both sides of the road, and many different shops as well, offering gifts, clothing, beach gear, bike and...More

Thank thaward
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Periwinkle Way is the main drive through town. It is almost always packed with cars, but it is a must if you want to get to any shops or restraunts. Just be patient most of your fellow travelers are tourists as well and don't know...More

Thank judithann60
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute stores, locally owned, great selection of merchandise. Very easy to get around. We liked the variety of merchandise available from selection to price.

Thank Stephen4261
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This main thoroughfare extends across the main island. Plenty of restaurants and stores to checkout. I suggest a bike rental to enjoy the scenery up and down the road. Bring your camera, comfortable shoes and enjoy the up close nature that you will see.

Thank DANA W
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Periwinkle is the main road as you exit the Causeway and will lead you to the Lighthouse making a left and Sanibel-Captiva if you make a right. The speed limit on the island is 35 mph typically but watch for spots of 30 and even...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

No matter where you stay on Sanibel or Captive, you will end up cruising Periwinkle Way so you might as well enjoy the trip. Lots of fun individual shops and at least two nice shopping centers with tons and tons of restaurants, so you won't...More

Thank EBPandDSP
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We always stop in here to shop on our trips to Sanibel. There is a nice variety of shops from your t-shirt shops to cute beach decor. A very sweet kids toys store is also located in there and they are very nice. It's a...More

Thank Katharine K
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Leticia R
20 July 2018|
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Response from 22Mick | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes walk.
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RobinandChris
30 May 2018|
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Response from Curt313 | Reviewed this property |
The distance is about a mile, meaning a 20 minute walk depending on pace. There are a lot of paved walkways on Sanibel for biking and walking. Some resorts have on-site bike rentals, and other bike rental shops are... More
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Threasa
18 February 2015|
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Response from newskat1 | Reviewed this property |
The fewer the people, the better the shelling. The entire coastline of Sanibel and Captiva Islands is littered with incredible shells...you just have to be patient and observant. Shelling is especially good when there is a... More
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