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Lido Beach

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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: 9413066653
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Fun in the sun

A great beach to visit. Plenty of free parking and no long walks to get to the beach like you have at Siesta Key. Lido South has the picnic area's and Lido North has the... read more

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Paul K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great beach to visit. Plenty of free parking and no long walks to get to the beach like you have at Siesta Key. Lido South has the picnic area's and Lido North has the concession stand.... take your pick. They're both nice beaches

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lido is a nice beach with soft white sand. Water here is pretty clear and warm in July. We found a pretty close place to park on a Wednesday, but pretty sure weekends parking may be hard to find!

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Thank PeteFamTravels
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live south of the Caloosahatee River and our beach waters have been compromised from Lake O water releases. We took a trip up north and decided on Lido beach because I had been there before and remember the water being nice. The water was clean and blue. We found plenty of free parking and a restroom real close. There... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a day trip to check out a different beach and the boys were delighted to find a few more waves than our Indian Rocks Beach beach.

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for a wedding on the beach at the Ritz Carlton beach club. The beach is absolutely gorgeous and the water incredibly clear. Sun loungers at the beach club were excellent, as was the service. We stayed all day and hugely enjoyed this relaxed paradise. The Tiki bar at the end of the Ritz Carlton property is excellent and open... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third beach we visited while on our Vaca in Sarasota. I am loving the soft white sand! It was not as crowded like Siesta Key . The water had hundreds of little fishes swimming around us in knee deep water! The kids in the water were so delighted at the sight. I did not get a chance... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to believe that you're not visiting a tropical island when you're on Lido Beach. The turquoise waters, white sugar sand, plethora of different shells and various wildlife make this beach a great choice when visiting Sarasota. Yes, it does get crowded during the afternoon, but this is Florida, so it wasn't surprising.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know Sarasota is rate #1, but if you want a romantic, couples only type deal you need to visit Lido beach! It has a more mature audience and screaming babies and a minimum. It also doesn't have the feel of a "touristy" feel either. It's more like a small town with a local feel. High recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of shops and restaurants. Nice walking around and looking at all of the statues and flowers. Area is clean and people are super friendly. No "young" crowd riff raff.

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Thank SOJS
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it , love it, love it! White sand, clear sea,never overcrowded. My picture shows all. A must! Try end near ritz Carlton and you can use there tiki hut for food and drink and very reasonably priced. Enjoy

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