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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #12 of 87 Activities in Sarasota
Type: Beaches, Gear rentals
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Fort Myers, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

First time for us at Lido Beach and not the last. Big parking area at the main part of the beach with a short walk to the sand. Beautiful deeper water great for swimming. There is a bathroom changing area with a concession stand. We paid $24 for our lunch and definitely went away not happy with that. They have... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I breezed by Lido Beach today mid November and it was beautiful. Turquoise and blue water hitting white sand. Natural plant life. Clean. Free Parking. Good vibe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The northern part of this beach is the most exceptional beach in the area, with nature trails and no development. During most the year the water is clear. A small gay section also exists on the northern edge of the beach in the dunes.

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lido is a lovely, relaxed, "old-Florida"-kind of beach. Doesn't have the hustle 'n bustle like Siesta. In fact, it's a completely different vibe altogether: for me, it's comfortable; a place where I don't have to worry about how I look (as much, lol).... mostly because there are less people there in general. Lido also doesn't require as much effort to... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We go to Lido at least once a week The concession stand has great food. Lido takes a back seat to near by Siesta Key beach. Not sure why because it is a great beach.

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Sarasota, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gorgeous beach, soft sand, easy access, plenty of parking, live music at the pavilion on the weekends, close to St. Armand Circle for upscale shopping and restaurants. One of two favorite beaches (the other being #1 Siesta Key) in the Sarasota area for locals and vacationers alike.

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Sarasota, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lido Beach is simply wonderful. Getting there is already eliciting a great "wow". Coming from Sarasota over the Ringling bridge (always breathtakingly beautiful), circling around St. Armands, already puts you into a mood of great expectations. Well, you will not be disappointed. The white sand, the beautiful water and towards the evening the incredible sunsets are spectacular. Parking is usually... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our family loves Lido beach. It is not nearly as crowded as Siesta Key, especially at the Northern end. You can walk to St Armand Circle to get lunch or the public beach access has a nice little counter service restaurant that usually has live entertainment on the weekend. You will often see dolphins and we even encountered a Manatee... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Okay, don't laugh, but one of the best breakfast sandwiches in Sarasota is right at the refreshment stand at Lido Beach. It's a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a roll or go sausage, egg and cheese. It's the perfect way to start a morning at the beach and the guys at the stand couldn't be nicer. Throw in a... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

...lesser known sister of Siesta beach. There are a few restaurants and bars in the hotels lining the beach. Typically the crowds are much lower here, than Siesta beach. There is a pavilion that has a delicious snack stand, bathrooms and showers. Great for everyone, there are life guard stands as well.

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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota

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