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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL

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Smaller version of siesta key

Very nice beach that reminded me of siesta key. We went to watch the sunset one night and it was very pretty. It is also very nearby for shopping or eating in St. Armands. I still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Fenton, Michigan
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Fenton, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice beach that reminded me of siesta key. We went to watch the sunset one night and it was very pretty. It is also very nearby for shopping or eating in St. Armands. I still would say siesta beach is my favorite but Lido is very close. Also, we didn't see any bathroom facilities so that might be a... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Lido Beach Sarasota-Lido Beach-@The Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, Florida, United States 34236 Very clean and well-kept beach and area. The sand is kind of like the flour-feeling sand in the Bahamas--not the sugar-like sand. We stayed at the Holiday Inn across the street. It was very convenient 2 B able 2 park in the hotel's parking lot behind... More 

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

Despite rave reviews for Siesta Beach,in my opinion Lido beach beats it hands down. Narrower shingle means not a long hot slog to the ocean. Far less people means more seabirds and fishermen. Great shady free parking at the far end and barbecue facilities . What's not to like? Why am I revealing this little gem?

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Brooklyn, New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the most beautiful beaches I have visited. Soft, white coral sands and calm, clean tropical-green water, in March it is too cold to swim in (for long) but when I return in warmer months, this is the first beach I will head out to.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This beach is the perfect spot to grab some sun, sand, and relax from reality. The beach is clean and the waves lap to your ankles. Bring your own umbrella for the sun is strong Florida sun even in the winter. Love the stream of fish that always greet you as you enter the beach. Not as teen popular as... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Oh what a view from our balcony on Lido beach! It is refreshing to listen to the waves break on the sand whilst the sandpipers flirt for food. Shell collectors are eager to pick the best shells daily! Facilities for sun and sand bathing as well as a public pool. If you plan to visit, the pavilion daily specials are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

So let me base my review against a few other beaches as I love beaches. Long Beach CA, Venice Beach CA, First Beach Newport RI, Sandbanks Provincial Prince Edward County Canada and East Point Prince Edward Island. First of all every beach has it's qualities. Cleanliness, salt water versus fresh, accommodations etc. Lido is a nice beach. It provides a... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I love going to Lido Beach because there is an Olympic-size swimming pool that is parallel with the powdery white sand beach. But Sunday is the best day of all. We get there by 10:00 when pool opens; I swim and my husband heads to the beach. Then we enjoy the Sunday special at the Lido Beach concession stand (snack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I know this beach is right next to Siesta Key (rated #1 in US) but I love this beach more! Not a far walk from bathrooms (best with small children) or the restaurant. Little gift shop and book stand also within walking distance. Best Lobster rolls on Sundays for only $9.99!! Everything you need at the beach for the day.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We did another beach day from our "home base" in Orlando. It took about 2 hours and the drive wasn't bad. We took advice and parked at the Park. It had a pool and showers. You could also get food,beer and drinks. A shop sold some supplies and ice cream. The beach had rental chairs and umbrellas. We had picked... More 

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