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Lido Beach after Mote Marine visit and lunch on City Island

The Grands like the nice white sand and soe shell collecting on this fine beach. January so... read more

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Happy New Year on the beach!

Amazing Day in January on the beach! Everbody in a great mood for New Year's Day! Kids cl imbing... read more

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Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Reviewed yesterday

The Grands like the nice white sand and soe shell collecting on this fine beach. January so parking was just steps from the beach entrance.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brice G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, the red tide is back along Sarasota & Manatee beaches. The water looks like crap and if the wind blows from the west with any surf you will have trouble breathing. Sarasota just had a big sewage spill adding to this problem. When will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BT V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Day in January on the beach! Everbody in a great mood for New Year's Day! Kids cl imbing trees and people in the water. Honorable mention to Darlene and the Lido Beach Concession / Shop.....need a quick / emergency beach supply?! They have reef...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank onaimission
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach was destroyed with the hurricanes. It is now as beautiful as ever. Small waves for the beginner surfer. Beautiful water. Great place for shellingwalk out a short distance to the other side of the sand bar and find shell treasures.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kbauer414
Reviewed 14 November 2018

My first time at this beach and it will not be the last. We found a parking space close to Armands circle and we had a great day. We went to the beach before and after lunch, convenience for everything. The beach lovely we can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tomas C
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We are always open to fun new adventure. Get out of the house and car..Go live a little ..Give Life A Chance!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best beaches in Florida!!!!!! It is pretty quiet and clean and very nice!!!!! It is my wife’s favorite beach of all!!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Hillman213
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Nice beach, lots of little shells to collect, sand bar offers a shallow place for little kids to swim/play in a protected area. There are showers spaced out periodically and small bath house, also a restaurant and surf shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 836sarahm
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This beach would be great I’m sure but the days we visited it was the colour of pea green soup or if not green dark clouds of brown water. We went in but it was like sitting in a algae filled pond and once you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank KittyKat66
Reviewed 4 September 2018

A beautiful beach with sand as fine as I've ever seen. Off season parking is easy but in season it can be a bit more challenging. Either way, the long crescent beach is fantastic. The sand is firm for walking or biking. The tide may...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lydia G
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11 January 2019|
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Response from Hillman213 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, yes ma’am?? But if I remember right, they fill up pretty fast so I would suggest bringing your own chairs or blanket just in case?!! You can never be too careful?
5 September 2018|
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Response from JBG1 | Reviewed this property |
They are pretty tight on everything in this area did not specifically see a sign but saw no dogs either.
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10 August 2018|
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Response from kingshearer080 | Reviewed this property |
As of now red tide is no more. City have done a fantastic job in clearing up the dead fish. Such a shame for the wildlife, but birds are returning which is a great sign.