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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #14 of 130 Activities in Sarasota
Type: Beaches, Gear rentals
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Type: Beaches, Gear rentals

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We took the kids here. No crowds, peaceful, relaxing ... Clean and beautiful waters. Kids had a great time - will be back again.

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Sarasota, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lido has a lot to offer. The sand is not quite the quality of Siesta Key, but it is a very close second. The sand bars are a great place to stay cool. Also, you are very close to St. Armand's Circle, so when you want something to eat or want a break, you have very little distance to walk.... More 

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Jackson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Last winter we spent 2 months at Lido Key. It was perfect. Casual enough so you can run around in beach clothes or you can dress up a bit and go into St. Armand's which has great restaurants and shopping. Love to rent fat tire bikes and ride around the island into St. Armands and over to Longboat Key. St.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lido is a lovely beach. There is also a pool available for a couple bucks. Even when its busy its enjoyable. Its possible to rent paddle boards at the beach. Parking is available and I've even seen people renting beach-wheelchairs. Its a lovely beach for a walk or swim. In 25 years I have never seen a shark there (bonus!).... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

First time for us at Lido Beach and not the last. Big parking area at the main part of the beach with a short walk to the sand. Beautiful deeper water great for swimming. There is a bathroom changing area with a concession stand. We paid $24 for our lunch and definitely went away not happy with that. They have... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I breezed by Lido Beach today mid November and it was beautiful. Turquoise and blue water hitting white sand. Natural plant life. Clean. Free Parking. Good vibe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The northern part of this beach is the most exceptional beach in the area, with nature trails and no development. During most the year the water is clear. A small gay section also exists on the northern edge of the beach in the dunes.

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lido is a lovely, relaxed, "old-Florida"-kind of beach. Doesn't have the hustle 'n bustle like Siesta. In fact, it's a completely different vibe altogether: for me, it's comfortable; a place where I don't have to worry about how I look (as much, lol).... mostly because there are less people there in general. Lido also doesn't require as much effort to... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We go to Lido at least once a week The concession stand has great food. Lido takes a back seat to near by Siesta Key beach. Not sure why because it is a great beach.

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Sarasota, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gorgeous beach, soft sand, easy access, plenty of parking, live music at the pavilion on the weekends, close to St. Armand Circle for upscale shopping and restaurants. One of two favorite beaches (the other being #1 Siesta Key) in the Sarasota area for locals and vacationers alike.

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