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

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siesta key beach

I have never seen such a beautiful beach,, white sand it's like walking on confectionery sugar, , not hot at all. Also it's at least a 25 yard walk just to reach the water,, over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have never seen such a beautiful beach,, white sand it's like walking on confectionery sugar, , not hot at all. Also it's at least a 25 yard walk just to reach the water,, over 800 parking spots, , rated number ONE beach in the United States, , also they are adding food and drinks, ,,,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We arrived late but we're met by a very friendly and helpful Susan. She helped us get comfortable and up to the room quickly. Susan is great! Thanks and see you next year.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The west coast of Florida has a lot of great beaches and Lido is right up there with the best. It is just down the street from St. Armand's Circle so it is easy to both spend a little time at the beach and then eat at a nice restaurant or do a little shopping. It can get a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

One of the most prettiest beaches around. The water was perfect and the sand is lovely. The waves were great and the atmosphere was light. While relaxing and enjoying the day I found a baby seahorse just swimming about his business. Definitely the highlight of my trip!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lido Beach is one of SW Florida's best beaches, but it can be crowded on a warm April day. You can often find a parking spot in the large FREE parking lot near the concession stand. I highly recommend going to Lido Beach in the mid-afternoon and staying for the stunning sunsets. I haven't had much luck shelling at Lido,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Drive south on Ben Franklin Drive and you will come to the entrance of the newly renovated park South Lido County Park. Very expansive area with numerous picnic tables and grills, a small play area for children and newly built bathroom facilities. Absolutely wonder water views at the channel separating Lido Key from Siesta Key. Wander around the shoreline going... More 

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Green Lane, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Lido Beach in March. The beach was very large and the sand was powdery and white. We spent a day there. very relaxing. The only complaint we had was that we parked at the north end of the beach and it was a long walk to the bathrooms.

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Canandaigua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to siesta key during spring break our first day, drove around and around the maddening non linear parking lot and then walked about 10 minutes before reaching the water. The sand was soft and silvery and the water an inviting blue green but there were at least 2000 people and many of them were drunk. So the next... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a great secret beach in Sarasota! We found the sand to be the same as Siesta Key beach with far less of a crowd. Clear water and life guards on duty. Lido beach is very close to St Armands square too. Free parking just past the square. Go and see!

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Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Took my two little ones for a day at the beach and loved the free partking. ALso they had a shower out by the sidewalk to rinse off before getting in the car. The restrooms are nice and concessions as well. There is also a pool there to swim for a small fee with a lifeguard that is next to... More 

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