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Lido is a relaxed, beautiful beach. Calm waves and clear water. Dont expect a party atmosphere for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Davenport, Florida
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Beautiful beach!

Tried to get to Siesta keys but was so crowded drove over to St. Armands and Lido Beach. This beach... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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!

Thank Cindylou76
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

3  Thank Richie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beaches, very clean, You can go to St Armands circle and be around people of go away where it is less crowded. Something here for everyone. I am going back in a few weeks.

Thank cherrycash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on Holmes Beach and took the 30 minute drive out to Lido Beach to ride our Jet skis. There is a nice little park out there for young kids, grills and picnic tables as well as, a beach that you can just drive...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there beginning of June 2018, was beautiful, but I hear that red tide has hit this beach now. Can’t believe with all the technology we have they can’t help with this.

1  Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's plenty of parking along Ben Franklin Parkway. Or you may like to find a space in the parking lot. If you park in the lot, you'll be close to the amenities such as public restrooms, concession stand, gift shop. Chairs and umbrella may be...More

Thank travelon2468
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here last week. It's really a good beach. Clean, good public bathhouse, lots of room and generally nice people taking part in frolicking on the beach. Big parking lot so finding a space usually isn't a big deal.

1  Thank GreeneLantern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lido Beach in Sarasota has soft white sand and warm, clear gulf waters. The beach offers free and abundant parking and a snack stand with a broad assortment of food and drinks. Chair, umbrella, and board rentals are also available. There is a pool located...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I arrived in Sarasota after 5 pm and wanted to go to the beach right away, so we chose to go to Lido Beach since it was the closest to our hotel. The beach was beautiful. Easy parking.

1  Thank BroderickSantiago
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19 January 2018|
Response from Gwen W | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Lido Beach Resort, chairs are included on the beach without having to rent