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Lido Beach

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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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White Sandy Beach

Beautiful day at the Beach. Pristine sand, beautiful blue water, crowded, but not overly so. There was no parking left on the street when we arrived around 11am. However, there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful day at the Beach. Pristine sand, beautiful blue water, crowded, but not overly so. There was no parking left on the street when we arrived around 11am. However, there were several parking spaces available in the parking lot. On the down side, there was construction on the beach right by the parking lot. We did not have to walk... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Siesta Key may have the notoriety but Lido is definitely for those who prefer less "traffic". Excellent long beach for walking. Plenty of people watching. Great shallow water for the kids and close to town so it's an easy drive. If you want to get far away from the crowds the north end is almost empty. Enjoy!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Nice beach, even with all the construction and dredging (building more Florida while you wait). Great for shells and sun. Large numbers of friendly walkers in the morning. Great for morning walk along the Gulf.

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Sarasota, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We love Lido Beach - it's a great spot to wander before or after a meal at St. Armand's Circle, or at the far southern end - there's the Lido Beach Resort with a beach-side tiki bar and lobby-level restaurant. Or head up to the top floor for sunset drinks over Lido Beach - and dinner overlooking Downtown Sarasota. Lido... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For us even better than Siesta key Once my colleague learnt we go Florida he just passed me a piece of paper saying 'Siesta key' - you must go. We were looking for plans for a week so I started exploring what he recommended. I prefered to be closer to the ocean and Lido key seemed to offer this. How... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The sand is not the talcum powder of Siesta Beach, but this is a lovely beach, full of shells, that goes on forever. In the height of season, it was not crowded. It could use more parking, but what there is is free. Our guests from Massachusetts loved it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There is plenty of easy parking near by and you can a walk from nearby St. Armands Circle. I've entered off of John Ringling Blvd. which puts you in the centre. Looking towards the Gulf, if you veer right you have a nice walk until the private property near New Pass. There are a few sections here with nice dunes... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Lido beach is the most beautiful natural beach in Florida. We are local here in Sarasota and this is the only beach we frequent.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our family with two children really enjoyed this beach. We stayed there for hours. There was really clean and maintained washroom facilities which I always find important as well. There was a kiosk where you could order food or beverages. Afterwards, we walked around to see the many shops and enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant. I would recommend checking... More 

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Miami, Florida
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319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was in Sarasota for a few days and went to this beach to watch the sun set each night. Wow, amazing! After you pass the circle at St. Armands, you just go another block or 2, and there is plenty of parking all along the street. You step onto this gorgeous white-sand beach and just wait for that sun... More 

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