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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Beats siesta key in my book

Less crowded more accessible, rental umbrellas & chairs made Lido a better location in my opinion. Plus the pool snack bar is great; don't miss the lobster rolls!!! Loaded with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Less crowded more accessible, rental umbrellas & chairs made Lido a better location in my opinion. Plus the pool snack bar is great; don't miss the lobster rolls!!! Loaded with claw meat these are ligit!

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Lido Beach is wonderful--soft sand, clear water that goes on forever. It's not too crowded, and there are life guards. Concessions and bathrooms.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a well kept secret! This beach was not only beautiful, the white sand , that doesn't get hot, the clear water, but also was not overly crowded. It had free admission, free parking, bathrooms and concessions, with tales in the shade. Beach umbrella and chair rentals were reasonable too! My sons spent too much time in the water, getting... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Best than Siesta Beach (which is a lot to say) in my opinion...Water is similar (very warm also), less crowded (at least in Beach Zone 1, close to downtown area), sand never gets hot (I heard the reason is this is coral powder instead of regular sand) and the water is remarkably clean (no seaweed or another things on the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nice beach with very easy access. Lots of parking. Nice water and white, clean sand. Lots of service nearby and only minutes for old Sarasota. Great sunset view spot.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Conveniently located a few blocks from St. Armand's Circle (another great place to visit) is this wonderful, white sand beach. Unlike many beaches, this one has plenty of free parking on the road next to it (both sides), making it convenient for a short or longer visit. The gulf is easy to access, with long shallow entry (like Waikiki, but... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

loved everything about it. beautiful white sand. amazing sunsets and very happy people! i would love to go back soon!!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Always a beautiful beach. Very busy on weekends & holidays but weekdays are calm & there's plenty of parking. Concessions, bathrooms & showers are located beside the main parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very nice beach with lots of tiny shells. Easy parking, clean, fun. Lots of birds & small sea life. Nothing to complain about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Loved this beach. It was prefect in so many ways, great sunsets. Soft white sand, Clear clean water Great for walking Lots of birds

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Address: Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota

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