Perwinkle is the only RV park on Sanibel Island so location is the big key. As the other reviewer noted - TAKE BIKES (You can also rent them on the island) - You can bike anywhere on Sanibel and with the flat dedicated bike paths its easy even if you're not in perfect shape. And it's much easier to get around with bikes than sitting in traffic. Back to the Park. Perwinkle is a nice park with roomy sites and many trees. It has on site baths with showers, laundry and a really nice bird sanctuary. It's a short 1/2 mile bike ride or walk to the beach and is in easy walking distance to several restaurants and shopping. We were there in off season and the park was not busy, might be a little different atmosphere when busy and full. A large part of the park has been converted into residential homes. They seem a little extreme with the rules - but it was a clean quiet park. Biggest negative to us were the restrooms/showers. We were in a pop-up so the facilities were important to us. The restroom/showers were not cooled and there was not enough ventilation in the buildings -so when we were there in June they got very hot during the day. Very hot. We adjusted by taking our showers early in the morning or late at night. Going during the day would be brutal. They did clean them every day and seemed well maintained. Keep in mind, this is Florida, there will be bugs, so take spray.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Periwinkle Park & Campgrounds is a friendly full hook up campground located on beautiful Sanibel Island. We offer accommodations for campers from motor homes to tents and everything in between. Complete electrical, water & sewer hookups for your RV, Motor Home, 5th Wheel or Pop-ups. Just a 10 minute walk to white, sandy shell-lined beaches (we're only .5 of a mile away!). Amenities include: Complete Hookups, Picnic Tables, Restrooms/Showers, Laundry, Ice, LP Gas & Pavilion available for private & public functions. Beach, Golf, Shops & Dining all within walking or cycling distance. Be sure and bring your bicycles! ... more less