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Address: 2201 Ben Franklin Dr., Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Visited every morning during walks

We stay on Lido Key and take a daily morning walk along the beach and then visit this park which sits right on the gulf. It is always quiet in the morning. The fishermen are on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kurt L
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stay on Lido Key and take a daily morning walk along the beach and then visit this park which sits right on the gulf. It is always quiet in the morning. The fishermen are on the beach while the seabirds stand patiently by and wait for a tasty fish from the men or snag some of the bait from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a beach to picnic and barbecue with the family. My daughter's family with their 3 young children had a blast. There is plenty of shade to barbecue in with the beach within view and just a very short walk away. There are showers and restrooms nearby. The beach in on the bay side and there are... More 

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Thank Marie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fishing, boating, kayak and canoe exploring, warm waters, beach combing, great sunsets, close to great food and drink, all this and more. The perfect destination for singles, couples, and families. Beach your boat on the bay side, swim in the warm waters of the Gulf.

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Thank Stephen B
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful parks in Sarasota with vistas of Big Pass, the Gulf of Mexico and a hidden gem of a back bay mangrove estuary.

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Thank Edward O
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love South Lido Park! If you walk along the trails it feels like a jungle. If you walk along the beach, the views are beautiful. Be sure to go to the little inlet where the kayaks are. There are TONS of crabs, hermit crabs, fish, etc. to see. I think this is the daycare for the animals where they... More 

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Thank bigfootz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very peaceful park/beach area!! We loved how there wasn't that many people around and it was spacious to enjoy a moment of solitude while also having fun in the water!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful park. At the very top of the peninsula, you can access the beach on both sides. If you want to kayak, you can launch right on the beach, or head back up the peninsula on the east side and you will find the kayak launch area. They also have rentals on site. You can kayak on the short trail... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a very peaceful place to walk, sit, relax or picnic. Too many people feed the raccoons and they have become like begging dogs, so be aware.

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Thank Jane S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful white sand and crystal clear water, not as busy as other beaches. Quiet, clean many areas to choose from to enjoy a beautiful day.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Spent the late afternoon at the beach. This beach is very clean and wonderful white sand. There are lifeguards and the water is very shallow so good for families.

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