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Lido Beach

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Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Beautiful, Quiet & Quaint

If you're looking for a low-key place to sit back and relax Lido Beach is your place! Whether your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KimH925
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Average Beach

Others have written about how relaxed this beach is, calm waves, and that they came here because... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EDWARDL782
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Sarasota, Florida
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (84 reviews)
“white sand” (62 reviews)
“siesta key” (106 reviews)
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Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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"nice beach"
in 84 reviews
"white sand"
in 62 reviews
"siesta key"
in 106 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 33 reviews
"concession stand"
in 44 reviews
"public pool"
in 19 reviews
"clear water"
in 15 reviews
"armand's circle"
in 56 reviews
"sea shells"
in 10 reviews
"snack bar"
in 30 reviews
"plenty of free parking"
in 12 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 17 reviews
"sarasota area"
in 14 reviews
"seashells"
in 20 reviews
"waves"
in 19 reviews
"concessions"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a low-key place to sit back and relax Lido Beach is your place! Whether your renting a condo, a house or booking a hotel your within a short distance to St. Armands Circle for shopping, dining and entertainment. Siesta Key is...More

Thank KimH925
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Others have written about how relaxed this beach is, calm waves, and that they came here because Siesta Key was so crowded. The reality is that Lido Beach is very, very average in that it has a very narrow strip of sand, parking can be...More

Thank EDWARDL782
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lido is a relaxed, beautiful beach. Calm waves and clear water. Dont expect a party atmosphere for the most part. This a great place to relax and grab some good food at nearby St Armands Circle.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried to get to Siesta keys but was so crowded drove over to St. Armands and Lido Beach. This beach was gorgeous, water was warm and shallow for the kids. Free parking is a plus! Would return to visit St. Armands didn't have enough time!

1  Thank Cindylou76
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Drove up for our anniversary vay-kay on July 4th...tried to get on Siesta Key Beach (still mid-morning)...parking lots all closed place is packed....Drove down to LIDO KEY BEACH...no problem...and beach was beautiful too!! Even has a large public access swimming pool for a small fee!...More

5  Thank Richie B
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Beautiful beaches, very clean, You can go to St Armands circle and be around people of go away where it is less crowded. Something here for everyone. I am going back in a few weeks.

Thank cherrycash
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We stayed on Holmes Beach and took the 30 minute drive out to Lido Beach to ride our Jet skis. There is a nice little park out there for young kids, grills and picnic tables as well as, a beach that you can just drive...More

1  Thank Alex S
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Was there beginning of June 2018, was beautiful, but I hear that red tide has hit this beach now. Can’t believe with all the technology we have they can’t help with this.

1  Thank Ronald M
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

There's plenty of parking along Ben Franklin Parkway. Or you may like to find a space in the parking lot. If you park in the lot, you'll be close to the amenities such as public restrooms, concession stand, gift shop. Chairs and umbrella may be...More

Thank travelon2468
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Went here last week. It's really a good beach. Clean, good public bathhouse, lots of room and generally nice people taking part in frolicking on the beach. Big parking lot so finding a space usually isn't a big deal.

1  Thank GreeneLantern
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Rosalie P
August 9, 2018|
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Response from kingshearer080 | Reviewed this property |
It apparently is really bad at the moment. Beaches are empty and a lot of dead fish in the canals. City need to get a clear up organised quickly. Such a shame in Summer.
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from kingshearer080 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the shops and restaurants are pet friendly, in all of Sarasota. It depends where you are on 4th Street as it is a few blocks long as to if you can walk. Blue Rooster is a good spot for food and music on 4th Street... More
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