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Lido Beach

Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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168 reviews 168 reviews
47 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Why Siesta Beach next door gets all the press as the #1 beach in America I suggest you get in your car, bike or whatever, & see what's next door. Same beautiful sand, easier parking & access to St. Armand's circle for lunch or dinner after that perfect sunset.

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Harrison,ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Jeff Hughes One Man Band. Sunday afternoon best time. Jeff Hughes One Man Band so much fun. Music is great and Jeff includes everyone. If you want to have a great time go ther 2:00pm till 6:00 pm. The pavilion also has food and the best hamburgers. If that's not enough fun the beach is just steps away.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been going to Lido Key since 2011. The beach is beautiful and the sunsets are amazing. Everything is located close by. Whether you want nature or shopping. IT is all there. Can't wait to get back there this year.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I like lido better than siesta key because parking is a breeze and it is not crowded like the other beaches and the sand is the same

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took our two children to this beach after chatting with a couple of locals in Bradenton, FL as our youngest was on the hunt for shells. We went during the week and the beach was a beautiful walk with "piles" of shells to oh and awe over. Parking was super easy on the closest street with showers at each... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent family beach! Less crowded, more parking and walking distance from St. Armands circle. Great pavilion food and fair price.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Siesta gets all the press but to locals -- Lido is a favorite!! We have been going to Lido Beach for the last 32 years!! For old timers -- will remember when North Lido was clothing optional!! :-) Great place to walk -- North Lido is very primitive! South Lido has a delightful park -- a great place for picnicking!!... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We got here early in the morning while trying to beat the crowds. Parking was not an issue. We got a good spot on the Main Street about a 100 yards from the entrance at around 10:30 a.m. What we didn't guess right was the cooler wind coming in from the north. We needed jackets. Virtually no one on the... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Really amazed that we were able to find a parking space very near the beach entrance. Not a hot day but there were several people there enjoying the water and sand. Not so many that walking was blocked. Very pleasant!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great beach and great area. Much smaller than the crowds at Siesta and you can actually get a parking spot. If the lot at the public beach pavilion is full you can always go to the south end park or even one of the side streets. The area is a mix of beach condos, small single family home beach community... More 

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