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“Traffic Worse Than Ever”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Periwinkle Way

Periwinkle Way
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Owner description: The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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407 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Traffic Worse Than Ever”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

We come every January. This is the main drag and traffic is always congested during the day, but it's not bad in the evening. But, hey, you are on Sanibel so we just realize it is going to take a while to get anywhere. The good thing is that people are usually polite and let cars in that are turning from side roads.

Visited January 2014
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Columbia, MO
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“Shopping at Periwinkle Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

My sister in law, cousin, and I enjoyed the shopping along Periwinkle Way...two of the plazas are close together on the left side coming from the causeway. Interesting and locally owned shops made a fun shopping trip for us.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank sunnytiger23
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Fort Myers, Florida
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179 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Stay off during high season”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is the main traffic artery on the island and is a slow moving traffic jam at dinner time in both directions. Use Gulf Drive when possible.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Edward H
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Periwinkle Drive”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

The traffic on Periwinkle drive is awful. Best way to deal with it is to rent a bike and forget about using your car. There is nary a traffic light or stop sign. Trying to turn left onto Periwinkle is a joke, be prepared to sit and sit..... Another way to avoid some of the mess is to use side roads. It is a longer distance, but is much quicker. If you need to turn left onto Periwinkle it best to turn right, then turn left onto a side street, then turn right onto Periwinkle. WHAT A NIGHTMARE!

Visited January 2014
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3 Thank barry b
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Addingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Love it !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

We always go to Sanibel when we visit the area, just to cruise down Periwinkle Way, stop at a restaurant for a bite to eat, and spend some time at the unspoiled beaches. It's so chilled, relaxed and feels upmarket, lovely !

Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Jackieyorkshire
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