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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #10 of 73 activities in Sarasota
Type: Beaches
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Sarasota, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is the beach locals go to see our fabulous Gulf coast sunsets. Also dynamite place for family beach photos. Then walk back to St. Armand's Circle for dinner and shopping.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I sadly wasn't able to stay here long but I really wanted to collect some shells on my trip to Florida. I had just gone to Siesta Key Beach which was extremely crowded and unenjoyable. At this beach there were very few people, nice sand, many shells, and was right next to St. Armands Circle. I wish I could have... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Found this place a month or so ago after giving up on Siesta,due to spring break crowds.Really like it.The beach is long and narrow,parking lot is good sized as well as on street parking.Good concession stand...although they can use a spelling lesson..Even a pool for $2 for little kids & adults,$4 for teens, Some submerged rocks at high tide,but they... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Visited Tampa from Colorado in October and made the trip down to Sarasota to see Lido Beach. The drive was well worth it. This is a beautiful and large beach area close to many high end resturants and an excellent shopping district. The sand melts between your toes, and the water is clean and warm. Came here on a business... More

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syracuse
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I come from a cold, snowy part of the country. I want to sink my feet in the beach and feel nice soft sand. this was not so soft in some areas- a bit gritty. The nice part is that you can use the public restrooms and we rode our bikes to the beach so life is good anyhow.

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Benton, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

this beach spans forever it seems. as far as you walk it's kept clean and there is space for everyone. we loved being able to be around so many people while still being able to have our private space. so beautiful and so clean

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We came to the area on a long weekend... We were stunned how beautiful the beach was!! It was a short 1 hour drive down from Tampa airport (take the toll road though- saves 20 miles and costs only $1.25 each way!). The parking is almost always free at Lido Beach. There are restrooms, snack/drink stands, and a place to... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Lido Beach is a little more laid back than it's sister to the south Siesta Key, yet easy to get to with more than adequate Facilities. Being a recent transplant from CT, i am still amazed by the great weather and free to very inexpensive state facilities. Here is a picture I took on 1/11/2014....truely paradise

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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is our favorite beach to visit, it requires less walking than Siesta Key Beach, but also has great sand and a nice flat surface for running. They have a pool, snack shop, and facilities near the beach parking lot. The sunsets are so beautiful! It is also in walking distance for shopping, but get there early on high traffic... More

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Englewood, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Wonderful beach to visit, great waves for surfing if you like or just go for a swim. Not too crowded and a lovely spot to go shopping just up the road. Enjoy.

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