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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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Sanibel Island: The Greatest Island of All Time!

One of my all time favorite places to go that I went this year with my family in June is Sanibel Island, Florida. Sanibel is one of the few places that is on its private island... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is the main drag in and out of Sanibel and is busy, busy, busy. Total gridlock by 11am. Best was to see it and get around is by bicycle since they have a separate bike path right along the road. There are shops of every kind along Periwinkle Way, so if you can't find it in a shop along... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Periwinkle Way follows the "spine" of the island, which is only 6' above sea level. You can find 75% of all shopping and dining on this street. Needless to say, it is very busy.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

One of my all time favorite places to go that I went this year with my family in June is Sanibel Island, Florida. Sanibel is one of the few places that is on its private island but is also in proximity to many other Florida favorites. My family, for example, went to Tampa before Sanibel so that we could go... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Nice shell shop. Good place for the kids to pick up some unique shells. Most publications on island have a coupon for a free gift. My granddaughter loves to go there and get her free gift.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you are a shopper this is your road. Unfortunately, it is the only road to get into Sanibel or (of course) off-island. So traffic can get really backed up. They do put a police officer at the intersection to run people through the stop signs. Otherwise you'd have to pack an overnight bag to go the length of Periwinkle!... More 

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Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Gridlock from about 10:30 in the morning until 5pm every day. Periwinkle is the only east-west roadway and all causeway traffic to and from the island must use it. You can figure out an alternate route using Donax or Lindgren but must navigate Middle Gulf/East Gulf to get to Periwinkle, and then wait your turn to get in line. Other... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Periwinkle is the main road running through the island. A large part of the businesses are located on Periwinkle. It is well taken care of and always looks nice. Usually you'll see several egrets sitting by the side of the road or trying to cross. There is a nice bike path that goes clear down Periwinkle so you can ride... More 

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Flanders, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

So, my take was from the parking lot while waiting for her. She found a few nice shops and ran up some credit card charges. She may give this a 5 star.

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DC Metro area
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is the main road through the island. Very busy at times, as many of the shops and restaurants are on it. The bike path along side of it is very nice and we road our bikes up/down it. Be on the look out for cars pulling in/out of the parking lots.

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Broomall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

You can ride bikes along this main road as there are bike paths everywhere there are may shops and stores and is very safe

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