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Great shopping

This a great area for family and kids of all ages. Some great shopping and restaurants in the area... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Mike R
Durand, Illinois
Unique Setting

This is one of the most unique strips in America. There are bike paths all over the Island that... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Brad M
Madisonville, Kentucky
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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 13 July 2017

This a great area for family and kids of all ages. Some great shopping and restaurants in the area as well

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most unique strips in America. There are bike paths all over the Island that leads you to this road. Its something you will never forget.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of shops and places to eat. Great variety of things to do for all ages! Stores have odd closing times so be sure to check before you go. I would recommend checking it out.

Thank MeagS2012
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Periwinkle Way is a great place for multiple shopping experiences while you're on Sanibel Island. I'm sure most can find something good to take home!

Thank taycamsmom
Reviewed 7 June 2017

It's all a bit t-shirt, t-shirt, t-shirt, once you've been in one shop you've been in most of them. The Shell shop is nice and we usually buy some gifts in there but the whole place is lacking variety, we go wanting to buy things...More

1  Thank KJT-AJT
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The "Main Drag". Traffic usually busy but not unreasonable. I got a kick out of the traffic directors instead of traffic lights. Surprised there are not more fender benders.

Thank Don842
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The heartbeat of the Island. It had it all. Bars, Liquor store, Ice Cream, Pubs, restaurants, retail stores,grocery stores, Bait and Tackle, everything you could need is stretched all along Periwinkle Way. All which is connected by fantastic, safe bike paths.

Thank IslandAdventure4
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Periwinkle Way is the main road along the beautiful island of Sanibel. It tends to be busy, but the speed limit is generally 30mph so progress is steady. Periwinkle Way gives access to many of the island's shops and restaurants and for most of its...More

Thank ProudCestrian60
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The down side of Periwinkle Way is that depending on the time of year, driving can be a NIGHTMARE! I've seen more than a few accidents happen on the way. Mostly from tourists who aren't paying attention. When one unfortunate accident happens, it will absolutely...More

2  Thank shellakers
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Good: With A/C running, motor idling, and foot on the brake, I have plenty of time to read bumper stickers. The Bad: The car in front of me is usually stopped. The Ugly: Even on a good day, Periwinkle Way can be an unattractively...More

3  Thank Joseph L
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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