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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Great kayaking experience!

A group of friends and I took a guided kayaking tour off of Lido Beach. Many of us have never kayaked before. It was an excellent 2+ hour adventure. We saw dolphins, lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spent a day here this weekend. My first in two years. Compared to beaches in other areas of the USA this is probably nice. But if you take the time to visit this area this thin beach is not your best option. Siesta Beach or even Manatee Beach have triple the sand, volley ball nets, better facilities and parking. P.S.... More 

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Conneticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A group of friends and I took a guided kayaking tour off of Lido Beach. Many of us have never kayaked before. It was an excellent 2+ hour adventure. We saw dolphins, lots of birds and even a manatee. We also kayaked through some mangrove tunnels which were incredible. The group we went out with included people of all ages... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A favourite venue for many years, lovely sandy beaches and new restroom facilities have made a big difference to visitors. Great for picnics and barbecues, also beach parties and the small boats that come into the inlet.Very popular with amateur anglers, so relaxing. We just love it!!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We have visited this beach a number of times since purchasing a vacation home in the area five years ago. It is the most often visited beach for us. The beach is beautiful but also it mostly attracts couples and young families so it is usually quiet. The North end of the beach has more room but less parking. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great place to relax, away from crowd. The sand is so warm and soft that is a constant invitation to take long walks. Is so tranquil and blissful you can perfectly hear the sound of birds, and movement of the sea. Free parking is a plus!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lido Beach is a really sandy beach , perfect for adults and children alike . Plenty of shells to be collected , indeed almost everyone seems to indulge in this pastime . Sun beds and umbrellas are available if required , there are restrooms and a cafe . A perfect place to spend a day in Sarasota .

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We always spend a couple days at Cocoa beach when we come to Orlando, but this time we kept getting told by all the locals to go to Siesta Key, so we decided to check it out. I read reviews on Trip Advisor and decided on Lido Key, which is right beside Siesta because it was rated quieter and more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

lido beach is the perfect beach.its uncrowded and white sand in a beautiful location of sarasota, off st armands circle..

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North Royalton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lido Beach is a virtual paradise. Beautiful beaches and sand, great for beach walking and shelling depending on time of day. Love it so much we have a time share there and have been returning for 30 years!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

What s wonderful little place next to bird key. Lido beach and St Armonds circle has a very charming aura about it. We were there on the weekend, and they had an art show and exhibit; lots of cool things to see. St Armonds circle has a very charming Parisian feel, little coffee shops, restaurants, and boutique shops. A short... More 

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