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South Lido Park

2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Great for beach outings

This park is an excellent place to picnic , paddle and play ! There's a wonderful new pavilion with... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2016
Longboat Key, Florida
Beautiful beach with sugar sand and gorgeous sunsets!

South Lido Park offers access to the wonderful Sarasota beaches with their sugar soft sand... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2016
Brasileia, AC
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“southern tip” (8 reviews)
“bay side” (11 reviews)
2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

This park is an excellent place to picnic , paddle and play ! There's a wonderful new pavilion with clean bathrooms , and places to wash the sand off before you go home . There's a wonderful beach , but also lots of places to...More

Reviewed May 24, 2016

South Lido Park offers access to the wonderful Sarasota beaches with their sugar soft sand, aquamarine Gulf water, and plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Thank S G
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Went to this park for a cook out with family that are locals while we were here on vacation. Nice shady areas and the most beautiful warm water. It's the prettiest blue green. Reminds me of the Carribean. The sand, well It's soft as powder...More

Thank Thagerman
Reviewed May 3, 2016

My husband and I spent the day there. Its was a very relaxing day and beautiful evening. It was not crowded and is a clean place.

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Amazing beach with sand that was crystal white and felt like velvet. The concession area offered chairs and umbrellas that were a wonderful addition to our day at the beach

1  Thank Veronique S
Reviewed April 27, 2016

One of my favorites in the Sarasota area. I have enjoyed a nice day in the beach as well as a beautiful sunset.

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed April 23, 2016

There are a lot of very crowded very popular beaches in the Sarasota and Tampa area on the Gulf. If you want to avoid the crowds, have white sand, and blue water then this is the place. The water is not very deep so you...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Nice park with free entry and parking. Beautiful views of the bay, inlet and gulf. There is also a nice nature walk which takes you past mangroves. You can rent canoes near by. Be aware that swimming is not recommended in the area due to...More

Thank Joan P
Reviewed April 12, 2016

On Thursday 7 April 2016 my family and I visited South Lido Park. We wanted to catch the sunset. Our party included my parents, 70+, Two young teens, and three middle aged people. Thanks to the close parking to the beach, my parents had no...More

2  Thank CharlieGates
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Views into the pass and out into the gulf are always a delight. Adequate parking and the brief walk through the dunes bring you to the wonderful vista.

Thank WmECamp
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Response from Düsseldorf | Reviewed this property |
Leider kein Kayaking, no kayaking. Die Strömungen in die Bucht hinein können gefährlich sein. Schwimmen hier ist untersagt.
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