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Lots of interesting shopping and cafes

Traffic is terrible around the usual holidays just beware. Other than that this place has some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ontariowestie
,
mississauga
Two lane road

I love that all the roads on the island are just two lane. I'm sure it is crazy during high season... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KLB2011
,
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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"
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"sea shells"
in 20 reviews
"bike rentals"
in 11 reviews
"in season"
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"fresh produce"
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"both sides"
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"island"
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"intersection"
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"sanibel"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Traffic is terrible around the usual holidays just beware. Other than that this place has some really great different shops, lovely cafes and boardwalks to and from and lots of spots to just sit and chill for a bit. Loved the environment and people in...More

Thank ontariowestie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love that all the roads on the island are just two lane. I'm sure it is crazy during high season but has such a wonderful small town feel. It is the center of everything.

Thank KLB2011
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Periwinkle Way is the main street on Sanibel.There are lots of great shops and restaurants, but in season the traffic is horrendous. We were there yesterday, and even though it is the end of April, traffic is still a problem. You need to leave plenty...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

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!!!!!

1  Thank Dhfeble
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Reviewed 15 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.

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 9 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 8 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 5 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

2  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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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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