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Address: 2201 Ben Franklin Dr., Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Beach and shade, a win win

Nice pine trees, shade or sun, and toilets close by. A wonderful place to picnic and hang out with friends. On the bay side, we found star fish. It was wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice pine trees, shade or sun, and toilets close by. A wonderful place to picnic and hang out with friends. On the bay side, we found star fish. It was wonderful.

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There are picnic tables and grills, lots of shaded area, and beautiful beaches. The new rest room is clean!

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Sarasota, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite place to be with picnic tables, grills, very, very clean and close bathroom facilities. A stroll through the trails will make you forget you are on an urban island.

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Sarasota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

whether its a paddle board or a kayak, it's a great spot. There;s restrooms & a fresh water shower/hose to rinse after you explore the mangroves and the beautiful scenery.

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Stuart, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is what I remember Lido Key looking like 20 years ago. The rest of it is so commercialized now. It was free to park here and is the best beach around. It had a volleyball court, bathrooms, showers, and a ton of parking. I would love to spend a lot more time here if we lived nearby. Sarasota County... More 

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North Royalton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Park is beautiful, well maintained and clean. Great for a picnic or just a walk. Beach is one of the best!

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We loved Lido beach as it was not as busy as Siesta but had the same soft sand. We spent most of our time her.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I pulled in to launch my kayak. Was not happy with the "people" in the park. I think a lot of homeless people spend their days there. The point overlooking Siesta Key and the mangroves is okay... But a prefer the white sand beach and more safe area on North Lido Beach

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

No sharks teeth here. But do get the Lobster Roll at the concession stand (and perhaps the shrimp po-boy). These guys know how to sling some hash! The usual beach crowd around the entrance but walk a few hundred yards and you have some solitude. And an extra special bonus - a 25 yard lane lined heated pool steps away... More 

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Brandon, Fl
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154 reviews 154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is my go to spot as a Floridian. The waters are beautiful, usually not packed unless its a busy holiday. The sand is soft, there's bathroom & showers to rinse off. Do be cautious are this area is know for rip currents..besides that I LOVE IT!

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