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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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We were in a hotel opposite this beach and it is lovely. We hired beds and they were cheaper as we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine P
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very crowded but convenient

Lido Beach is the easiest one to get to in Sarasota. It is just beyond St. Armands, within walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarasota, Florida
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Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in a hotel opposite this beach and it is lovely. We hired beds and they were cheaper as we were staying at the hotel opposite Had a lovely day there

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lido Beach is the easiest one to get to in Sarasota. It is just beyond St. Armands, within walking distance. The beach is clean and pretty. The big problem with the beach is that is always so crowded. It is a very narrow beach and...More

Thank lizardtiff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the park and found it was easy to park and there is a bathroom to change into your suit. Nice park with swings, slides and fun things to do for small children. You can walk to the beach from the parking lot...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little beach is a wonderful beach, located right off St. Armand Circle, usually plenty of free parking !

Thank Hollmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This public beach and park is very nice. Ample parking is right there. There is a snack bar with above average food as well as beer and wine. Beach chair rental was reasonable. There is also a public pool. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Davanrn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, lots of parking, fabulous sunsets. Great spot for beachcombing. It was too cool for us to get in the water this trip but it looks like a fabulous hot day destination

Thank J&S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The sand is a soft white. There is also a rinse-off area for your feet, on the boardwalk which is nice. Fun spot to go to to watch the sunset. Like lemmings, people stream to the beach area to take in the sunsets.

Thank BusyMicheLady
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Nothing bad to say about my visit. White sand, blue calm water and a sand bar to pick up shells. I’d love to retire to Sarasota one day. If you have a chance to visit Lido beach even if it’s for a day do it!!...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a clean, blue beach, that isn't so terribly crowded, you must see this one. Life guards on duty most hours and so close to "The Circle" you can comfortably walk there and not worry about having to dress up. Very casual...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I drove into Lido Key from Orlando on vacation to spend the day at the beach and looking around St. Armand’s Circle. We are a couple in our late 30’s, early 40’s with older children and teenagers. We visited Lido Key to...More

7  Thank hollysibiskirdh
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Questions & Answers
19 January 2018|
Response from Gwen W | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Lido Beach Resort, chairs are included on the beach without having to rent
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.