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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Quick getaway!

Went on a quick getaway, Thursday check-in, check-out Sunday. There are perks for Florida... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carolyn S
Kissimmee, Florida
via mobile
Best sand

Beautiful white powder sugar sand beach. It squeaks when walking on the sand! Make sure you walk... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hannah G
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
via mobile
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“nice beach” (79 reviews)
“siesta key” (98 reviews)
Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on a quick getaway, Thursday check-in, check-out Sunday. There are perks for Florida residents. The hotel room was a bit dated but clean but we were there for the beach. The staff was very welcoming and we felt like old friends before we left....More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful white powder sugar sand beach. It squeaks when walking on the sand! Make sure you walk away from the crowds

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing day! The beach is pure powder! There are gorgeous shells everywhere! We kayaked with a local company here. The water is crystal clear! I love it here!

Thank Kimmie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met my friend at this beach, it is overlooked often due to the top rated and popular Siesta Key beach which was full when we tried to go there on Saturday. We found some spots here and enjoyed equally nice white sand, and found...More

Thank Josie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not as "magnificent" as Siesta or perhaps other big-named beaches, it's a great alternative, especially if you have young kids. Not terribly crowded (April / Easter Break Midweek), short walk from parking to water-line, some concessions and bathrooms. There's also a playground and public...More

Thank RRMJR13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful. This one is great for walking. It is not as far to get out to the water as some others we visited. Can walk for a long way and enjoy some natural surroundings. As buildings are on the other side of...More

Thank Lokeana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water was beautiful. We were impressed with the color. Not overly crowded.we enjoyed our leisurely walk. Temperature was perfect.

Thank Bjcoffey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this beach twice and both times it has been a wonderful experience. The sand is like talcum powder. There is a ton of room and no reason for anyone to be on top of you. water is lovely. Go and find...More

Thank maui60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for a couple of days and this beach worked great for us because of it's proximity to our hotel about 3 miles away. We were able tro rent chairs and there was ample parking and a snack bar.

Thank Candace614
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice beach , good concierge, little cold in April Little unclean , suitable for children as water is shallow . And u need to go very far to go deep . But overall nice experience

Thank Panda84s
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Are dogs allowed on the beach?
23 May 2017|
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Can you rent chairs?
20 May 2017|
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Response from Rob M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and umbrella's too! Rates aren't cheap in our opinion, bring your own if you can? Many beach accessory vendors on FL's Gulf Coast beaches don't accept credit/debit cards so make sure you got a few 20's set aside.
Hi, welcome2space. What would you like to know about this attraction? Hello, where you able to swim in the ocean? How is the water temp? Thanks, k
31 March 2017|
Response from macmanion | Reviewed this property |
This time if the year is cold by Florida standards about 70 degrees, probably just right for New Jersey