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“Quieter, Less Crowded Version of Siesta Beach?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lido Beach

Lido Beach
Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Quieter, Less Crowded Version of Siesta Beach?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Although Siesta Key Beach is lauded as the best beach in the US, I personally think that the less crowded Lido beach is the true gem of this area. The sand is just as white, the water just as clear, and the beach less crowded!

Visited January 2013
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“LOVE LIDO! Don't miss it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

LOVE LOVE LOVE Lido Beach! Excellent location, gorgeous sunsets, huge beautiful seashells! It's like a dream. Don't miss it if you are in the area. Walking distance to St. Armand's Circle! LOVE IT!!!!!

Visited April 2012
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Williamsville, New York
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This beach is our favorite beach in Sarasota. Even though Siesta Key is noted for the most beautiful beach there, Lido is right behind with less people. A very nice place to relax and just enjoy your time.

Visited November 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“An Alternative to Siesta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We usually go to Siesta beach because it's closer but every time I go to Lido I always realize its uniqueness. I like the undeveloped north end. It seems a little quieter than Siesta. Which beach one goes to probably depends a lot on one's location, but Lido can be a nice change even if it involves driving a little further.

Visited January 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Best Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

a lot of people think of Siesta Key when discussing Sarasota beaches. Siesta was voted #1 beach in 2011 by Mr Beach review. Personally I think Siesta is over rated. Lido beach is my favorite beach for several reasons, soft sandy beach, no young crowds playing loud music, Lots of sand dollars, beach bars etc... I you are in Sarasota or anywhere on west coast of Florida, don't miss the chance to visit Lido Beach you will not be disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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