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All reviews nice beach white sand siesta key favorite beach concession stand public pool clear water armand's circle sea shells snack bar plenty of free parking gulf of mexico seashells waves surf concessions shoreline
Sadly, the red tide is back along Sarasota & Manatee beaches. The water looks like crap and if the wind blows from the west with any surf you will have trouble breathing. Sarasota just had a big sewage spill adding to this problem. When will...More
Amazing Day in January on the beach! Everbody in a great mood for New Year's Day! Kids cl imbing trees and people in the water. Honorable mention to Darlene and the Lido Beach Concession / Shop.....need a quick / emergency beach supply?! They have reef...More
This beach was destroyed with the hurricanes. It is now as beautiful as ever. Small waves for the beginner surfer. Beautiful water. Great place for shellingwalk out a short distance to the other side of the sand bar and find shell treasures.
My first time at this beach and it will not be the last. We found a parking space close to Armands circle and we had a great day. We went to the beach before and after lunch, convenience for everything. The beach lovely we can...More
Nice beach, lots of little shells to collect, sand bar offers a shallow place for little kids to swim/play in a protected area. There are showers spaced out periodically and small bath house, also a restaurant and surf shop.
This beach would be great I’m sure but the days we visited it was the colour of pea green soup or if not green dark clouds of brown water. We went in but it was like sitting in a algae filled pond and once you...More
A beautiful beach with sand as fine as I've ever seen. Off season parking is easy but in season it can be a bit more challenging. Either way, the long crescent beach is fantastic. The sand is firm for walking or biking. The tide may...More
My husband and I have been going to Lido Beach on a yearly basis since 2000. As the years have gone by we have seen erosion take its toll. Our most recent stay was in early June of 2017 and we were shocked at how bad conditions are getting. Has anyone been to Lido Beach since hurricane Irma back in September? If Irma has done a lot more damage to Lido Beach then I think it will be time for us to go to another beach. Any information that can be provided to help us decide will be greatly...More
January 30, 2018|
Response fromTraveller from UK|
Hi. I have no idea where in Florida Lido Beach is but I would post on the forum for the town/city it is in for local help.
Do we need a car? (11 Replies)
Nearly put off wanting to stay in Lido Beach, by emails on forum regarding the older persons taking over Sarasota, one day age will come to you, and I am sure the younger generation then, will be even less tolerant!! Would we need a car to get around this area, are there restaurants within walking distance, we want to stay a month in November and would like apartment with facilities, beach views and reasonable any recomendations please?
June 29, 2007|
Many thanks for advice re accomodation, will look that up. Have driven last year Madeira Beach area, but would love to be able to walk restaurants and shops on evening. We hate the driving from airports, specially being from the UK. Do the airports, including Orlando, have shuttle services or taxis to Lido Beach and what prices would they be please?
Red Tide update 10-06-06 (3 Replies)
Well mostly good news. Other than a Very Low reading at Tarpon Beach, all other on shore locations read Not Present, even up at Redfish Pass and Captiva Pass. Off shore of Sanibel and Ft Myers Beach there is a Medium reading. The bad news is the red tide might be heading back south, so I will keep and eye on the results. If you are traveling to beaches in Sarasota and Charlotte counties, please ask your locak experts and residents about the current conditions. This includes, Siesta...More
October 06, 2006|
I just got back for a long weekend - Thursday to Monday - in Sanibel. The beach along Middle/West Gulf was fine except for sections with fairly heavy deposits of red algae that drifted on to the beach. I didn't experience any offensive odor from it though, which was good.