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Periwinkle Way

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Sanibel Island, FL
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So much to do along Periwinkle Way!

No matter where you stay on Sanibel or Captive, you will end up cruising Periwinkle Way so you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
EBPandDSP
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Greenville, SC
Best place to shop in island, nice variety!

We always stop in here to shop on our trips to Sanibel. There is a nice variety of shops from your... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Katharine K
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • 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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"directing traffic"
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"unique shops"
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"bike path"
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"sea shells"
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"bike rentals"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and upscale. A bit pricey but I highly recommend going to the soap shop and the sunglasses store! We hit up some great sales while we were there!

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Traffic is terrible around the usual holidays just beware. Other than that this place has some really great different shops, lovely cafes and boardwalks to and from and lots of spots to just sit and chill for a bit. Loved the environment and people in...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

I love that all the roads on the island are just two lane. I'm sure it is crazy during high season but has such a wonderful small town feel. It is the center of everything.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Periwinkle Way is the main street on Sanibel.There are lots of great shops and restaurants, but in season the traffic is horrendous. We were there yesterday, and even though it is the end of April, traffic is still a problem. You need to leave plenty...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Very pleasant high street with of dining options and some boutique type shops. Very cycle and pedestrian friendly.

Thank 22Mick
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This place has severe traffic problems!!!!!!!! Took us 45 minutes to move .6 of a mile!!!!!! So infuriating when trying to get to a dinner reservation!!!! I can’t imagine how frustrating it is to live and work here!!!!!

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

The main thoroughfare through Sanibel Island but it's best to come up from the south road to avoid some of the traffic.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Periwinkle Way is one of the nicest walks, lined with the famous ever changing list of restaurants and shops...there are shell shops, ice cream shops, and fancy or casual restaurants...there are the new comers and old comers under renovation with promises of new places to...More

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RobinandChris
May 29, 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
February 17, 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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