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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Nice beach

We walked this beach on a fairly windy day, so the water was way too choppy to go in, so I have no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boulder, Colorado

Very relaxing love all the wild life such a wonderful place to stay, live, vacation!! Definitely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wendi R
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“nice beach” (82 reviews)
“siesta key” (105 reviews)
“favorite beach” (33 reviews)
Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked this beach on a fairly windy day, so the water was way too choppy to go in, so I have no idea how cold the water is. The beach itself was beautiful white sand with tons of shells that the kids had fun...More

1  Thank knobchouck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxing love all the wild life such a wonderful place to stay, live, vacation!! Definitely want to go back again my next trip!!

1  Thank Wendi R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really unique and beautiful beach. The waves are low, the beach very walkable and family friendly. Sunset here is beyond gorgeous. I also founds gobs of beautiful shells. Best shelling experience EVER.

1  Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

After a morning of paddle boarding through mangroves, we were ready for lunch. Lido Beach Restaurant sounded good. Little did we know it was a concession stand and the Sandwich Nazi was in Charge—“No fries for you!” might have been overheard. The grilled cheese and...More

1  Thank Angela R
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I take my Sunday 1-hour walks here and it is gorgeous! It takes the hour to go from one end to the other and back, if that gives you any idea as to its size. The birds all around feel quite safe around people and...More

1  Thank sjwbigcats
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Pleasant beach to walk..great people watvhing, birds abound, some shells and a varied shoreline. Access point along the road. Main parking lot has shower close by to Dr-sand your feet.

Thank Bob350
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This beach isn't as popular as Siesta Key beach but it is a nice beach. There is lots of free parking, a concession stand, washrooms, outdoor shower station, picnic tables and even a 'pay to use' swimming pool. Irma didn't destroy this beach so there...More

Thank onehappyretiree
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous sunset view.. Warm waters (as late as October).. Walk in and soak in the waves.. Beware of small turtles..

Thank ks279
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Amazing beach, they also had a public pool by the beach that you could purchase entrance too. We saw many people grilling, the was a counter to get food, drinks, and they even had entertainment. Plan to go back to this area and stay at...More

1  Thank 0ur_0pini0n
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nice clean beach with plenty of parking spaces. I visited this beach midweek during the morning hours so I didn't run into a crowd at all. My husband and I were able to just kick back and relax. This is a very pretty and peaceful...More

1  Thank Jessica S
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28 October 2017|
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Response from DanielJanequine | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw your question now. Do you still need my help?
26 September 2017|
Response from maui60 | Reviewed this property |
a little bit of walking. park near the restrooms and you can walk down to the beach from there. Its a lovely beach. easier beach for not a lot of walking is Holmes beach. quick walk to the beach from parking lot.
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.