Yes there are numerous cute shops. Yes they all offer beach oriented gifts. Yes, it is expensive on Sanibel, the $6 fee you pay when you go over the main bridge is a great deterrent in keeping you there. I know, vacations are expensive.
To add to the usual malaise of shopping, Periwinkle Way is bumper to bumper traffic. And I don't think it improves till after Easter, at least that's what on local told us. We were very disappointed that every time we ventured out we were greeted by cars and more cars.
Sanibel needs to re-impliment their public transportation system. Maybe a trolly or tram that tourist can purchase day passes for. Or buses with day passes.
Too many cars.
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