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Ditch the car and walk!

Periwinkle Way has some great shops and restaurants, all beautifully landscaped. You can spend... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chambersburg, PA
Just the main road on the Island, no view, unless you drive to Captiva

Street changes names from Periwinkle to Sanibel-Captiva Road, otherwise, as you get off the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
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  • Average13%
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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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 25 October 2017

So many beautiful shops, something for everyone. The plaza is beautiful and very relaxing to walk through.

Thank burkelinda19
Reviewed 10 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 24 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

Good way to spend a morning. Not overly touristy with T-shirt shops which we liked. There are a few boutique type shops with nice options. We were here in August so everything was on sale. Made some great purchases. Everyone in every single store we...More

Thank jrfamily4
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 16 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
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Good for buying food and touristy nick nacks as well as more up market stuff. Wortha visit for your shopping

Thank yvettelumley
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Lot's of great shops and restaurants. Many unique to Sanibel - i.e. Shiny Objects. Traffic can be an issue during high season.

Thank A1965lisam
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18 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