Sanibel Island camping & RV Park

Sanibel Island has only one campground, Sanibel Island camping & RV Park, also known as Periwinkle Park & Campground. This is a straightforward campground for motorhomes & tents offering solid amenities.

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Periwinkle Park & Campground

1119 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Periwinkle Park & Campground Facilities


Periwinkle Park and Campground has 80 spots, designed for all different sizes.

Bring your own camper, motorhome, camper or tent. No campers available to rent.


Periwinkle Park has motorhomes in two different sizes. There are 246 of these permanent structures, and they’re not for short-term rental or lease.

Lot Size Sq ft

Lots start from small tent campsites all the way up to campsites that can accommodate a 45’ motorhome.


There is one parking spot available for each campsite and no public parking.

Electric, water and gas hookups for each camping spot.

Restrooms and showers are available.

Laundry Facilities Available.

No pets are allowed.

Fun & Friendly Atmosphere

Periwinkle Park is a place that guests return to year after year. It’s got a fun, homey atmosphere that is great for anyone of any age. Those who stay at the Sanibel Island camping & RV Park love to socialize and have a good time.

A great example of this is the annual Mardi Gras parade. Everyone gets dressed up and goes crazy, parading all around the park. The event ends with a huge potluck dinner. It became such a staple on the island that now visitors from outside the park aren’t allowed to come because the park just can’t accommodate them. It’s the place people want to be!

Every day, after five in the evening, like-minded guests head over to a wooden gazebo called the 49ers where they share happy hour. The name reflects the number of lots in the RV section of Periwinkle Park.

Meet Periwinkle Park & Campground Manager

– David Muench

Attractions Close To  Sanibel Island camping & RV Park


Sanibel Island is famous for its shells. Because of the geography of the land and sea in this spot, shells almost pour onto the Sanibel beaches – beautiful, colorful, uniquely shaped, these little treasures attract people from all over the world! Find out more about Sanibel shelling HERE.

Shelling on beach

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Check out The Guide To The Wildlife Refuge

bird at campground

J.N. “Ding” Darling was a cartoonist and conservationist who once served as head of the US Fish and Wildlife Foundation (when it was known as the US Biological Survey) under President Franklin Roosevelt. He often wintered on Captiva Island and loved the area. His friends and island neighbors appreciated his passion for conservation and raised money to buy land on Sanibel Island to create a refuge. They renamed the park the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in 1967 in his memory.

Bike Trails

Where Can I rent a bike on Sanibel Island?

Billy’s Rentals

1470 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Sanibel Island, bike path

If you’re coming to Sanibel Island, bring your own bike or rent a bike. There are 25 miles of bike trails on the island compared to just 12 miles of the main road. You’ll see lots of people pedaling everywhere they need to go, and it’s easy to do on the island. The bike trails are paved and are part of a way to try to encourage people to bike instead of drive so as to conserve the natural beauty of the island. Check out our Biking Guide Of Sanibel.

Rent A Golf Cart On Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Cruise Sanibel Captiva Island in electrical solar powered street legal golf carts. You must be at least 21 to rent and drive the carts. Carts may only be driven on the roadways and can not leave Sanibel Captiva Island.

Sanibel Carts

2422 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957


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Dunes Golf Club, sanibel island, near campground

Sunrise lighthouse beach near campground

What Is The Closest Beach?

Lighthouse Beach Park

Lighthouse Beach Park is about 2 miles from Periwinkle Campground located at 110 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. You can drive or ride your bike. There are bike racks and three pay-and-display parking lots. Amenities include BBQ grills, restrooms, outdoor showers and picnic tables and well as a view of the historic Sanibel Lighthouse.

More about Lighthouse Beach Park

lighthouse on Sanibel Island

Nerita Street Beach Access

623 Nerita Street, Sanibel, FL 33957

Periwinkle Park is not on the beach but it is a short 1/2 mile walk or bike to the Nerita Street Beach Access.

Please note: You must have an A or B parking sticker or handicap sticker to park a car.

Alison Hagerup Beach - Sanibel Island

Water Sports And Rentals

You can participate in just about any watersport in the gulf. Paddleboarding, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking and fishing are just a few of the choices. There are several spots on and off the island to rent equipment to do any of these sports.

Whitney's Bait and Tackle, Sanibel Island

Whitney’s Bait & Tackle

Withney’s rent fishing equipment.

1554 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

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Finnimore’s Bike and Beach Rentals

Finnimore’s Bike and Beach Rentals

2353 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

Offers a variety of stand up paddleboards or SUP’s. They also rent kayaks.

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Billy’s Rentals, Sanibel island

Billy’s Bike

2437 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

Rents paddle board and skim board rentals at their west-end location by Bailey’s Grocery Store.

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Bars Close By!

Island Time Beach Bar

937 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957

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If there’s anything better than a drink sipped slowly on the beach, we’re not sure what it is. And when it’s one of their specials, like their rum drinks, you want to stay on – and in – Island Time forever. Located poolside at The Sanibel Inn, this bar not only has incredible cocktails of both beachy concoctions and your much-loved favorites, it also has a great menu of island-themed food.

The fish tacos are a must-try. And you definitely need to save room for dessert, because you won’t want to miss the key lime pie. Island Time is located just under a mile from Periwinkle Park.

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Tipsy Turtle
1223 Periwinkle Way Building B, Sanibel, FL 33957
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Casual family dining in a fun Island setting with a good happy hour and hand-crafted cocktails.

Tipsy Turtles Casual Dining

Restaurants Close to Sanibel Island camping & RV Park

Sanibel Fish House Road Sign

Sanibel Fish House
1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
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Fresh seafood and friendly service, good happy hour and outdoor dining available.

Hours of Operation:
11:00AM – 10:00PM
7 Days A Week

Guide to Sanibel Island Restaurants
Guide to Captiva Island Restaurants
Guide To Waterfront Dining

Matzaluna Beer Pizza Road Sign

Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen
1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
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Italian specialties and local seafood, woodfired pizza, weekly specials plus craft beer and wine.

Hours of Operation:
4:30pm – 9:00PM
7 Days A Week

Guide to Sanibel Island Restaurants
Guide to Captiva Island Restaurants
Guide To Waterfront Dining

Lazy Flamingo restaurant near Captiva Island

Lazy Flamingo 2
1036 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

Down-home sports pub and an island favorite offering beer-steamed seafood, a raw bar & ice-cold brews! You must try the garlic bread!

Hours of Operation:
11am – Midnight
7 Days a Week

Guide to Sanibel Island Restaurants
Guide to Captiva Island Restaurants
Guide To Waterfront Dining