The east end of Sanibel is a narrow stip of land with beaches on each side. It has the old-time charm from being the first area settled and has a unique character.
The Lighthouse Cafe, East-End Deli, Rosie's Deli and other stores are just around the corner. The Lighthouse Cafe (472-0303) is great for breakfast or lunch and you can pick up an excellent sandwich at the East-End Deli to take to the beach.
Buttonwood Lane joins the beaches on San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
The historic Sanibel lighthouse and the fishing pier are just a short bike ride away or you can use the pay-and-display parking.
The beaches on the causeway are ideal for a great view of the sunsets.
There are too many restaurants and shopping centers on Periwinkle Way to list so we will just cover the essentials:
The island's two supermarkets are in Jerry's and Bailey's shopping centers. Bailey's also has Video Scene for movie rentals and Island Cinema (472-1701).
The Sanibel Historical Village and Museum has many restored buildings and excellent exhibits covering the history of the island.
Hopefully you will not need medical treatment, but, it is good to know that the Health Park Clinic on the corner of Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel takes walk-in appointments (395-1414). There is a CVS Pharmacy on Palm Ridge.
Other Island Attractions
Tarpon Bay Explorers at the end of Tarpon Bay Road has canoe rentals for a self-guided tour through the mangroves. (472-8900)