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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #11 of 80 activities in Sarasota
Type: Beaches
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Richmond, Virginia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
51 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are not beach people we would usually prefer to sit at our hotels pool.But every now and again if some one recommends seeing a fantastic beach we will go and check it out. The beach is very clean and the sand seemed so white and soft to me? maybe I don't get to the beach as... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We moved to Sarasota a couple of months ago and while we are spending the Summer at Siesta Key (with closer access to the beach) we prefer Lido Beach most times because of how less crowded it is and how much closer parking to the shore is. The sand is soft and cool with little black flecks. You can find... More

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Boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This beach is my favorite in all of Florida. The location is hands down beautiful with many mansions (multi million dollar houses!) nearby. The water is so warm and the waves are little to nothing so it is very relaxing. The water is so clear you can even see small fish swimming around you on the bottom which really connects... More

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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite beach and I hesitate to share it because I don't want it to become more crowded. We like this beach better than Siesta because of our mobility issues. You don't have to walk as far to get to the water. Some reviewers said there was no restrooms or restaurant, so they must have missed all that... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lido beach has plenty of soft, white sand, crystal clear water, lots of marine life, was super clean and was not crowded today when we went this afternoon. We gathered some gorgeous shells. Plenty of free street parking, easy walk, and a nice, quiet day. Loved it.

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lido is a Beautiful beach. Nice sand, clear water, lots of sea shells and the sunsets are beautiful. My wife loved The restaurants and shops in the circle. There's Lifeguards on duty and Parking was free. Great for Family or a little Getaway, We Loved Lido. :)

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a nice beach if you're in the area. We rented chairs and an umbrella on the beach but it was expensive! I think it was $26 for two chairs and one umbrella and the guy comes to collect them around 4:00, which was VERY disappointing for the money we paid! They do have bathrooms on site and a... More

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Pockets253
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Gorgeous beach on the gulf. Concessions and restrooms available and parking is more plentiful than Siesta. Plan on a full day of enjoyment. Walk to the right for lots of shells in the water and more privacy. Amazing blue waters and you can watch the boats coming in and out of the marina.

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Free parking. Excellent beach to walk along and to sun bath. The beach is kept very clean and secure. There are places to wash the sand off before getting into your car.

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West Babylon, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

One of my very favorite in all of Florida! Just beautiful!! The beach is delightful and our stay at the lido beach resort was outstanding.

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