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Lido Beach

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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: +1 941-306-6653
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Beautiful Beach

Nice, clean beach with plenty of parking which is free. Close by lots of shops and good area for walking. The sand is not really soft like in other places, but still nice.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Homewardbound12
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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219 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, clean beach with plenty of parking which is free. Close by lots of shops and good area for walking. The sand is not really soft like in other places, but still nice.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where else can you invite yourself to a wedding and enjoy a sunset. It is a very nice beach only drawback is going through circle, go to the poll area to get some history of the beaches

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Clearwater, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a full day. What an amazing beach. A nice mix of old & young people. Not a wild beach. It's more families and couples. If you want rowdy this isn't for you. If you want long walks and hand holding this is the place for you.

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

ok I'm a local now, but i wasn't at the time.. okay it's nestled between Siesta Key and Longboat and Longboat is a complete bore it's just condos and really boring. although you do have the Mote Aquarium which is really awesome Siesta Key of course everyone knows it's party time USA there's clubs or restaurants or souvenir shops but... More 

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Penfield, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous sunsets, perfect crowd (very low density of folks but not abandoned), plenty of room for long walks or runs, and enough aquatic life for the kids for a year (dolphins, stingrays, pelicans, manatees, crabs...) It is also romantic, affordable, and is in walking distance from great restaurants and shopping, etc.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This beach is not crowded because the majority of the seafront is occupied by hotels and resorts. Not too much space for free beaching.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

When you go to the beach which isn't heard talk about, you are concerned it will be worth the hours you spent in the car. In my case were 3:30 hours... The beach was more beautiful and perfect than I could imagine. full of perfect shells, clean water, small beach, warm and easy to parking. I loved that beach ❤️️

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We only had time for a quick walk on the beach and wading I the ocean, but it was absolutely beautiful there! The water is very clear! We were able to park for free on the street that ran alongside the beach. I would love to go back and stay there!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean beach. Lots of shells so it can make walking a little difficult. Was not crowded at all!

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Michigan
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77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to a few days on the beach. When we got here and started walking on the beach, there were many dead fish washed ashore. You had to be careful not to step on them. It is also difficult to breathe when the red tide is in. There were signs on the lifeguard shacks stating that if... More 

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