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Address: Sanibel Island, FL
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The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops,...

The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.

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One Of The Really Great Tourism Drives

Periwinkle Way starts as soon as you exit the Causeway onto the Island and goes past nearly everything worthwhile on Sanibel. Lots and lots of shops (shell, souvenir, fishing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Medina, Ohio
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Periwinkle Way is the main street on Sanibel Island and offers lots of shopping and lots of different restaurants. Great for a rainy day, or if you forgot to pack something.

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Tice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

When you tire of actual beach, whether be sunning, beach combing for shells or exercise or fishing; go shopping at the MANY unique shops on Sanibel on Perwinkle the main thoroughfare...Wide selection of items, for sure. Restaurants, retail shops, bike rentals, etc

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Periwinkle Way starts as soon as you exit the Causeway onto the Island and goes past nearly everything worthwhile on Sanibel. Lots and lots of shops (shell, souvenir, fishing charter, etc., etc.), a huge selection of bars and restaurants as well. It's hard to not drive it and be on Sanibel.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We stop in She Sells Sea Shells every time we visit Sanibel. It has a wide variety of shells and tourist souvenirs. They have local, as well as exotic, shells. Our boys especially like the selection of gator jerky. This is not a shop for small children. Shells are in low bins that are easily accessible to small hands. If... More 

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Fairview
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Periwinkle Way is the main road onto this little gem. There are many little shops, restaurants, and places to stay. It's a nice little drive to visit this island.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a cute store to buy shells and other tourist related items. The clerk was very friendly and the prices were reasonable.

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Geneseo, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Shopping, shopping and restaurants. There is a gas station in which we had to stop and fill up our rental car tires. There are 2 She Sells Sea Shells on this street, I preferred the one on the right has you are heading on to the island. It was bigger and had much more of a selection. You will find... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Restaurants, shops and many beaches can be found along this road. The variety of restaurants and types of shops as well as other attractions can be found by driving (speed limit 35 and heavily enforced) along this road.

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Knoxville, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Periwinkle Way offers a wide-variety of shopping options for folks of all ages. Nestled along one of the main roads on the island, are clothing, novelty, shells, art, and jewelry stores. Parking is limited with better store access via bicycle, with several bike rental shops on the island.

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Madison, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The staff was very nice and they were celebrating their 40th anniversary and also gave us a couple free gifts.

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