We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Sanibel Island, FL
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 537 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 233
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Scenic Drive

This Periwinkle Way is the only 2 lanes road the connects the north and south of Sanibel island. It is scenic, and it passes over parts of town that I has many shops.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
mimi g
,
Madrid, Spain
Add Photo Write a Review

537 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 511: English reviews
DC Metro area
Level Contributor
139 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the main road through the island. Very busy at times, as many of the shops and restaurants are on it. The bike path along side of it is very nice and we road our bikes up/down it. Be on the look out for cars pulling in/out of the parking lots.

Helpful?
Thank mkjbs
Broomall
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can ride bikes along this main road as there are bike paths everywhere there are may shops and stores and is very safe

Helpful?
Thank Dmp136
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
218 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Periwinkle Way is the only 2 lanes road the connects the north and south of Sanibel island. It is scenic, and it passes over parts of town that I has many shops.

Helpful?
Thank mimi g
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
169 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is where the shops and many restaurants are. It's also congested with cars. The best way to get around is on a bike. Bring your own or rent. There is a bike path that goes to all parts of the island. You can also bike to Captiva. The bike path is paved, flat, and off-road. The Periwinkle Way section... More 

Helpful?
Thank AmosRedux
Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We browsed a few of the shops where you were greeted in a friendly manner, it is a tourist culture after all. You can find bargains and if you are inclined, ask for the bargain rack souvenirs you want to bring home.

Helpful?
Thank John N
Level Contributor
46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of things to do along this main street in Sanibel. Lots of Shopping and Restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating. What ever you are looking for you will find it here.

Helpful?
Thank charlesfredy
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
115 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those people for whom shopping is an integral part of any vacation, Periwinkle Way has a lot to offer. Seashell shops, clothing boutiques (including the original Chico's), jewelry shops, craft shops, all of those and more are here. However, solid bumper-to-bumper traffic jams are commonplace on Periwinkle Way in high season, because as well as all the nice shops,... More 

Helpful?
Thank invertpaleo
South Lyon, Michigan
Level Contributor
237 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring your patience and enjoy the view. There is a lot of traffic both vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists too! Plenty of shops and restaurants along the way so take your time, enjoy your surroundings and head over to one of the may beaches on Sanibel/Captiva. A fun place to visit.

Helpful?
Thank MichiganQui1ter
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a narrow two lane road. Occasionally there are individuals directing traffic at various intersections, which is helpful. While driving, you must always be alert for bikes and pedestrians who are allowed to cross the road at marked locations. Lots of businesses along the way. Turning left is often difficult but drivers are good about letting people in

Helpful?
Thank Mary Lu A
Acme, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the main through way for Sanibel. Most of the shops and restaurants are located along this stretch of road. It is tree lined and peaceful depending on the time of year you visit. There are bike trails along the way also.

Helpful?
Thank Karen S

Travellers who viewed Periwinkle Way also viewed

Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Periwinkle Way? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Periwinkle Way and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Periwinkle Way staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?