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Heavy traffic,polite drivers

You have to take Periwinkle to get to most of the shops and restaurants. It is heavily travelled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George C
Main Drag

Perrywinkle is the main street running the length of the island and everything to see is off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
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“the main drag” (23 reviews)
“great shopping” (24 reviews)
“lots of shops” (17 reviews)
Sanibel Island, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to take Periwinkle to get to most of the shops and restaurants. It is heavily travelled in January. There are no traffic lights and traffic officers direct traffic at the 2 major intersections. Unlike in many places in south Florida most drivers are...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perrywinkle is the main street running the length of the island and everything to see is off Perrywinkle - stores, restaurants and attractions. It's almost impossible to get lost on sanibel Island.

Thank williame975
Reviewed 1 week ago

Periwinkle Way is one of two main thoroughfares on Sanibel Island, Florida. Along both sides are many local shops, eateries and scenery. Sanibel Island has a lot of “nature” right along Periwinkle Way. Many shops and homes are tucked away behind and among native vegetation,...More

Thank Curt313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Periwinkle Way is basically the main business street on Sanibel. (Readers, don't confuse this listing with Periwinkle Place, which is a larger landscaped shopping center located on Periwinkle Way.) If you drive onto Sanibel coming off of the Causeway, you will soon come to the...More

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Periwinkle Way has some great shops and restaurants, all beautifully landscaped. You can spend half a day walking down the sidewalk, visiting shops, and taking a break in each plaza beside a fountain. When you drive in season and on weekends, you experience the Sanibel...More

Thank graymar6
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Street changes names from Periwinkle to Sanibel-Captiva Road, otherwise, as you get off the Causeway Road and drive South the first East West road is Periwinkle, East to the Lighthouse; West toward t6he Shell Museum and then on to Captiva, no views.

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a very convenient way to visit the island. All restaurants and many strips of little shops. Food store is there and gas station, also. We found great places to visit while we were on our vacation to Sanivel.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

All the restaurants are on this street. All the little shops and malls are on this street. I couldn't wait to go into SHE SELL SEA SHELLS. Boy oh boy, they don't give anything away in that store. The prices were sky high, in our...More

1  Thank JoJo676
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The best way to find your way from one end of the Island to the other. Passes a plethora shopping centers which has different features of restaurants and shopping.

Thank grsnpls
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were driving by this place and decided to stop by and do some shopping. I'm so glad we did because I found a lot of cute, little things to bring home and for my friends. We ate lunch at the Blue Giraffe and it...More

Thank Sarann1223
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17 February 2015|
Response from newskat1 | Reviewed this property |
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