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Lots of shops!

Periwinkle Way is a great place for multiple shopping experiences while you're on Sanibel Island... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Ashland, Ohio
Need a better range of shops - more variety

It's all a bit t-shirt, t-shirt, t-shirt, once you've been in one shop you've been in most of them... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“the main drag” (23 reviews)
“great shopping” (24 reviews)
“lots of shops” (17 reviews)
Sanibel Island, FL
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Periwinkle Way is a great place for multiple shopping experiences while you're on Sanibel Island. I'm sure most can find something good to take home!

Thank taycamsmom
Reviewed 7 June 2017

It's all a bit t-shirt, t-shirt, t-shirt, once you've been in one shop you've been in most of them. The Shell shop is nice and we usually buy some gifts in there but the whole place is lacking variety, we go wanting to buy things...More

1  Thank KJT-AJT
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The "Main Drag". Traffic usually busy but not unreasonable. I got a kick out of the traffic directors instead of traffic lights. Surprised there are not more fender benders.

Thank Don842
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The heartbeat of the Island. It had it all. Bars, Liquor store, Ice Cream, Pubs, restaurants, retail stores,grocery stores, Bait and Tackle, everything you could need is stretched all along Periwinkle Way. All which is connected by fantastic, safe bike paths.

Thank IslandAdventure4
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Periwinkle Way is the main road along the beautiful island of Sanibel. It tends to be busy, but the speed limit is generally 30mph so progress is steady. Periwinkle Way gives access to many of the island's shops and restaurants and for most of its...More

Thank ProudCestrian60
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The down side of Periwinkle Way is that depending on the time of year, driving can be a NIGHTMARE! I've seen more than a few accidents happen on the way. Mostly from tourists who aren't paying attention. When one unfortunate accident happens, it will absolutely...More

2  Thank shellakers
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Good: With A/C running, motor idling, and foot on the brake, I have plenty of time to read bumper stickers. The Bad: The car in front of me is usually stopped. The Ugly: Even on a good day, Periwinkle Way can be an unattractively...More

3  Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great shops, never seems very crowded, personnel always friendly and helpful. The prices seem to have sky rocked lately.

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Fun scenic drive! Kind of congested would be easier to walk or bike through the area. Lots of shopping and some good choices to eat.

2  Thank court1545
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is the main road on to the island and the thoroughfare to most of the shops and restaurants that cater to tourists.

1  Thank MikeyBoy12804
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18 February 2015|
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