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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Simplicity at it's finest

My first ever visit to the gulf side of Florida was to this beach. I couldn't believe how pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jess S
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States

This is one of the prettiest beaches in Florida. The white sand is like refined sugar. So pristine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“nice beach” (80 reviews)
“siesta key” (105 reviews)
Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first ever visit to the gulf side of Florida was to this beach. I couldn't believe how pretty and peaceful it was. The water was pretty clear but Irma had just hit a week ago, so I feel like it was probably ever more...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the prettiest beaches in Florida. The white sand is like refined sugar. So pristine. There are no screaming adults or kids. The water is temperate right now. It is clear and you can see the little schools of fish ho by....More

Thank Ansmi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this beach. Not over crowded nor isolated. Perfect for families to spread out, plenty of shells to pick up as well to take home!

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, free parking on the street, short walk from the sand to the waters edge. Foot rinsing stations near street parking. Small food area and gift shop. There were tables to eat at by the food area. Lots of Palm trees to take pics...More

Thank MichKarl
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have fallen in love with Lido Key and its magnificent beaches. It is quieter and more peaceful than Siesta Key, yet has plenty to do including St. Armands Circle within walling distance (restaurants and shopping galore).

Thank beachguy4
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is such a beautiful beach! Sugar white sand that is super soft, crystal clear water, no waves, just peaceful and gorgeous! My husband said "I'm neck deep and I can still see me feet"!!!! Sometimes it's nice to not have waves knocking you down,...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This beach was amazing. We have went to Siesta Key Beach for the past four years and this year wanted to try something different and came to Lido. Parking was amazing next to the pool area and the beach was right there vs Siesta where...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Skip siesta key beach all together and do yourself a favor. This is a great beach right next to st Armand's circle. The walk to the ocean is short and the sand is super soft. There's tent rentals and such but if you plan on...More

Thank kandacescoggins
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Lido Beach is more secluded and less crowded too. I liked more than Siesta Beach. My family and I chose the spot in front of the Holiday Inn and it was great!!!!

Thank DanielJanequine
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful beach. Although we always stay and go to Siesta Key Beach, we always make it a point to drive over to Lido beach. We usually go to this beach at sunset and the sand is just as white and soft...More

Thank Danielle S
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Theresa L
10 June 2017|
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Response from Candace614 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a snack bar open when we were there.
23 May 2017|
Response from Detria E |
When staying at Lido Beach is fishing allowed right on the beach?
20 May 2017|
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Response from Carolyn S | Reviewed this property |
The place where we stayed had beach chairs. Did not see any places to rent chairs.