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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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My favorite beach and place to stay in Florida

I have fallen in love with Lido Key and its magnificent beaches. It is quieter and more peaceful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Diego, California
Beautiful! Like a salt water pool! Clear & Gorgeous

This is such a beautiful beach! Sugar white sand that is super soft, crystal clear water, no... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pamela S
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“nice beach” (80 reviews)
“siesta key” (104 reviews)
Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was just as nice as Siesta Key Beach however the lack of restrooms made it less than family-friendly. There were numerous places to shower off with fresh water which was nice.

Thank FloridaNYSP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome beach, quiet not too overcrowded, sand is so soft and sugary... Its perfect for the kids to play for hours and hours. Been twice and can't wait to return in the future!

1  Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We loved this beach! Beautiful, cool white sand, lots of room for frisbee toss, and beautiful calm waters. There is a sand bar you can swim to and this beach was not as crowded as siesta key. Free parking too!

Thank snpkelley
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lido beach has lovely views! The sand is white, the water is blue, and there are a lot of places within walking distance to eat and shop.

Thank Cassandra R
Nearby Restaurants
Lido Beach Restaurant
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.58 km away
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Cafe L'Europe
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1.33 km away
Blue Dolphin Cafe
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1.29 km away
Nearby Attractions
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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.