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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Exquisite Beach

Amazing beach, they also had a public pool by the beach that you could purchase entrance too. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winter Garden, Florida
Beautiful Day

Nice clean beach with plenty of parking spaces. I visited this beach midweek during the morning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica S
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 0ur_0pini0n
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and relaxing location. Great place for families! Beach is super clean and well kept. Close and free parking.

Thank amandae942
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 7 September 2017 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 28 August 2017 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 23 August 2017

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 H
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
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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.
23 May 2017|
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Response from maui60 | Reviewed this property |
the only beach that dogs are allowed on is Venice beach, there is a specific beach there just for dogs