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Address: 2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL

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Beautiful Florida

We stopped by here briefly to view the beautiful sunset on our way to dinner nearby. It was lovely and just a great piece of Florida coast. I have not been here during a busy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Travelergirlfrom1972
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Brooksville, Florida
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Mount Dora, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beach was pretty...enjoyed watching dolphins that were fishing...but Red Tide spoiled an otherwise nice day outside.

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by here briefly to view the beautiful sunset on our way to dinner nearby. It was lovely and just a great piece of Florida coast. I have not been here during a busy summer day as I am sure it would be packed but while we were here there was a sense of peace and serenity that will... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great park located at the end of very developed Lido Key. You can park free and walk a mile along the inlet that separates Lido from Siesta Key, along the Gulf , and then into a cove with great views of Bird Key and Siesta Key. There's opportunity for fishing, too. It's free, it's accessible, new impressive... More 

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Thank John L
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has recently been renovated through the addition of a beautifully-designed restroom facility (designed by a local up and coming architect). The park is hidden away at the south end of Lido Beach and is a great place to have a picnic if you don't mind being watched (in the evening) by herons or raccoons (though most of these... More 

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Thank Sokratez
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked down from Lido Beach along the Ben Franklin admiring the condos, resorts and homes. Found this park on the sound end of Lido Key. Beautiful Gulf Beach where you can watch amazing sunsets. Surprisingly, you can also watch sunrises over the Sarasota Bay that are beautiful. Has a large kayak park on the intra-coastal side of the key. Our... More 

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Lido beach, always find parking, beautiful water and good food. I go to this beach every time I'm in Sarasota.

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Thank dotdotgriffin
Riverhead, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We thought there were walking trails but we could only find one and it was very muddy and buggy. They do have a nice picnic area and beach area. Clean restrooms.

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Thank ratkins3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We rented kayaks so that we could paddle through the mangrove tunnels and the lagoons that make up this park. There are a number of vendors that supply kayaks. This was one of the highlights of our trip. We knew that park existed, but this is the first time that we visited it in nearly 30 years. It is fairly... More 

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Thank Robert S
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Beautiful area with plenty of beach area. Parking can be challenging but make sure you are there at sunset with your camera!

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YORKTOWN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The park is quite pleasant with nice facilities. The beach area is beautiful! We walked a trail through the woods but wasn't too impressive, spent your time at the beach.

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