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Periwinkle Way

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Address: Sanibel Island, FL
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops,...

The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.

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Just about everything is along Periwinkle Way!

Restaurants, shops and many beaches can be found along this road. The variety of restaurants and types of shops as well as other attractions can be found by driving (speed limit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurants, shops and many beaches can be found along this road. The variety of restaurants and types of shops as well as other attractions can be found by driving (speed limit 35 and heavily enforced) along this road.

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Knoxville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Periwinkle Way offers a wide-variety of shopping options for folks of all ages. Nestled along one of the main roads on the island, are clothing, novelty, shells, art, and jewelry stores. Parking is limited with better store access via bicycle, with several bike rental shops on the island.

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Madison, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very nice and they were celebrating their 40th anniversary and also gave us a couple free gifts.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the main drag on Sanibel Island. You get the feel your on an of the Caribbean Islands with all the tropical vegetation, palm trees and sea grapes. The speed limit is 25 mph so be aware when driving as the police mean business. There are walking and bike paths on the road so thus the reason to drive... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is where it all happens...as much as things happen on a quiet, narrow island with beautiful beaches! Periwinkle is the main drag, and has many shops for clothes to shells to antiques to beach gear to paddle board, wake board and bicycle rentals. There's an Ace Hardware, several banks, gas stations and a Post Office. There are several convenience... More 

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FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this shop, they had everything shells! If you couldn't find the shells you wanted on the beach, they definitely had them here along with other great shell souvenirs! They even had shell craft kits so you can make things with shells! Fun!

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Thank shamr0ck01
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Found this store to be most helpful about taking care and preserving our shell collection. Lots of good books to encourage shelling knowledge.

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Salem, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Beautiful shells they do have, lots of them too. I found most of them on the beach at night and low tide myself for free. And they were real, not fake like most of these sold here.

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Thank RogerIsrael
Ft lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Kids has a good time finding larger shells they could not find on the beach. Also, good X-Mas ornaments available for the beach lovers.

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Napa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Lots of shops selling island gifts and souvenirs. You get that "im on holiday feeling" when you drive there.

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