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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: 9413066653
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Our favorite beach!

So we are beach people and we have been to many in Florida, and this is now our favorite beach. The sand is like powdered sugar. The water is beautiful. We were there by 11am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Reading, Ohio
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Reading, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

So we are beach people and we have been to many in Florida, and this is now our favorite beach. The sand is like powdered sugar. The water is beautiful. We were there by 11am daily and never had an issue with parking. The restrooms were nice, the snack bar was a nice treat and there is also a pool!

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a beach very close to Armand Circle in Sarasota. It has all facilities for a beach including lifeguards. This is great!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While not as famous as it's Southern cousin Siesta Beach, Lido shares much of the same fine sand. Parking can be daunting, but very convenient to St. Armand's Circle and all the shops and eateries.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is our favorite beach. We like how close the water is to parking. There are restrooms close and a snack bar close also. Tip: lobster roll only available on Sunday is the best!

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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went after the storms so it had some seed weed debris on the beach but it was still a good time, water warm and clear. Sand was a little rougher because of shells but still soft. Can get crowded around certain times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a lovely place to spend lazy time in Sarasota. It can get a little busy in Summer and at weekends but at the beginning and end of the season it's a little slice of Gulf paradise. Powdery white sand - it's not a big beach but it's all you need if you want to spend a day on... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beach was a little crowded, but lots of parking, snack bar, rest rooms, etc. Typical gulf beach with white sands and small surf.

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Cheney, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great location. White powdered sugar like sand. Two teenagers had great time. Walking distance yo everything including great food and shopping at St Armand's circle. A great relaxing getaway.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We didn't believe anything would match up to Miami South Beach but Lido Beach in Sarasota is a very close thing. Apparently Siesta Key is the best in the area but Lido provided use with a fantastic few days of fun and relaxation. The Beach is everything you would expect, a beautiful wide stretch of soft white sand with lots... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were there in the middle of the week and it was not crowded. The water was warm and clear and the sand soft and white. We stayed across the beach so did not have to worry about parking but the beach seems to have less parking space for public access. Compared to Siesta key beach this beach is definitely... More 

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