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High street with a difference.

Very pleasant high street with of dining options and some boutique type shops. Very cycle and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
22Mick
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Essex, United Kingdom
Traffic 😡

This place has severe traffic problems!!!!!!!! Took us 45 minutes to move .6 of a mile!!!!!! So... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Dhfeble
via mobile
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“the main drag” (24 reviews)
“great shopping” (23 reviews)
“lots of shops” (17 reviews)
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Sanibel Island, FL
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"the main drag"
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"great shopping"
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"lots of shops"
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"blue giraffe"
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"directing traffic"
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"bike path"
in 25 reviews
"speed limit"
in 17 reviews
"unique shops"
in 6 reviews
"dairy queen"
in 6 reviews
"sea shells"
in 20 reviews
"bike rentals"
in 11 reviews
"in season"
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"fresh produce"
in 8 reviews
"both sides"
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"island"
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"intersection"
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"sanibel"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant high street with of dining options and some boutique type shops. Very cycle and pedestrian friendly.

Thank 22Mick
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This place has severe traffic problems!!!!!!!! Took us 45 minutes to move .6 of a mile!!!!!! So infuriating when trying to get to a dinner reservation!!!! I can’t imagine how frustrating it is to live and work here!!!!!

Thank Dhfeble
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The main thoroughfare through Sanibel Island but it's best to come up from the south road to avoid some of the traffic.

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Periwinkle Way is one of the nicest walks, lined with the famous ever changing list of restaurants and shops...there are shell shops, ice cream shops, and fancy or casual restaurants...there are the new comers and old comers under renovation with promises of new places to...More

Thank chiantiConnecticut
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This looked like a very nice collection of shops. There were some very nice gardens and fountains to walk through. We had lunch at the Blue Giraffe. It was very good. Reasonably priced.

Thank PatH16
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

All of Sanibel’s neighborhoods, attractions, restaurants and beaches are accessed off of Periwinkle Way. With thousands of cars piling onto the island every day, especially in high season, we joke that “you can get onto Sanibel, but you may never get off.” Traffic lightens up...More

1  Thank LizattheLake
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is the main road on the island with most the shopping and attractions. You will be on this very busy road if you want to do anything. Bike paths do run along side so be VERY careful of the bikers as they have the...More

Thank jen121995
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Periwinkle is the main road in Sanibel. Most of the shops/restaurants are along this. One lane in each direction. Very nice bike/walking path along entire route. Can get busy during peak times. Usually traffic cops at busy intersections.

Thank Montauk123
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

You have to drive along it - often crowded but lots of shopping and dining places - not much to say about it

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Yes, there are very courteous drivers. They have to be, I think! Try to avoid the area around 4 p.m. It's bumper-to-bumper. This is the first time I've been to Sanibel when I actually tuned into all the sirens. I swear we heard at least...More

1  Thank elmettehead
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The fewer the people, the better the shelling. The entire coastline of Sanibel and Captiva Islands is littered with incredible shells...you just have to be patient and observant. Shelling is especially good when there is a... More
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