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Gorgeous Escape

A beautiful beach with sand as fine as I've ever seen. Off season parking is easy but in season it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lydia G
Bradenton, Florida

This is one of Florida's treasures. White sand, sea shells, birds, concession stand with good food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet. Mrs T
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Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of Florida's treasures. White sand, sea shells, birds, concession stand with good food, washrooms, picnic tables, and sunsets that beg for photographers.

Thank Janet. Mrs T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in the morning and had a nice relax and fresh air. The staff was helpful and the management was excellent for surveillance. Couple of fresh drinks were available, we enjoy our stay there

Thank enjoy0001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since June 2018 through late August 2018 this and other sw florida beaches are disgusting, empty due to red tide and the illness it can inflict, and no end in sight. Stay away remainder of this year, the beaches are too foul, stink when you...More

Thank Stanley H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Low key, good parking, great shells, red tide had lots of dead fish. Hope to come back when no red tide.

2  Thank mfrazi517913
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you're looking for a low-key place to sit back and relax Lido Beach is your place! Whether your renting a condo, a house or booking a hotel your within a short distance to St. Armands Circle for shopping, dining and entertainment. Siesta Key is...More

Thank KimH925
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Others have written about how relaxed this beach is, calm waves, and that they came here because Siesta Key was so crowded. The reality is that Lido Beach is very, very average in that it has a very narrow strip of sand, parking can be...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Lido is a relaxed, beautiful beach. Calm waves and clear water. Dont expect a party atmosphere for the most part. This a great place to relax and grab some good food at nearby St Armands Circle.

Thank John1977_FL
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Tried to get to Siesta keys but was so crowded drove over to St. Armands and Lido Beach. This beach was gorgeous, water was warm and shallow for the kids. Free parking is a plus! Would return to visit St. Armands didn't have enough time!

1  Thank Cindylou76
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Drove up for our anniversary vay-kay on July 4th...tried to get on Siesta Key Beach (still mid-morning)...parking lots all closed place is packed....Drove down to LIDO KEY BEACH...no problem...and beach was beautiful too!! Even has a large public access swimming pool for a small fee!...More

6  Thank Richie B
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5 September 2018|
Response from kingshearer080 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed .
Rosalie P
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.
31 July 2018|
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Response from kingshearer080 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the shops and restaurants are pet friendly, in all of Sarasota. It depends where you are on 4th Street as it is a few blocks long as to if you can walk. Blue Rooster is a good spot for food and music on 4th Street... More