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Unspoiled warfront beaches, usually lots of wildlife (but not this year)

I love South Lido Park, but this year (we come the first week of December every year) because of... read more

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JayDeLo
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Nice quaint beach

Nice place for a quiet walk on the beach in early December. Lots is shells and a few birds. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
785ljohnson
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Weatherford, Texas
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2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed yesterday

I love South Lido Park, but this year (we come the first week of December every year) because of the red tide and beach erosion, it was so sad. Very little wildlife except for the turkey vultures picking the dead fish carcasses on the beach...More

Thank JayDeLo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place for a quiet walk on the beach in early December. Lots is shells and a few birds. Very enjoyable! Pretty sunset and view of the bay!

Thank 785ljohnson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to multiple beaches for the sunset and this was my favorite. Beautiful views and a lovely setting. Would have loved to have more time to explore the rest of the park as the location is beautiful. Oh well, will just have to go...More

Thank Tazpak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on Lido and went to the park one evening to take pictures of the sunset. Very nice views of the surrounding bodies of water and you can see Siesta Key. You cannot swim here because of the currents and the bugs in the...More

Thank mmayhem
Reviewed 27 October 2018

You can find a great picnic area, sit in the sand and sun and relax for the afternoon on the bay with a short beach walk to where the gulf meets the bay or take a leisurely stroll along the nature path

Thank flemingrecruit
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went there as a family for some fishing, then hiked the walking trail back to a beautiful little beach. Can be crowded sometimes so choose your time wisely. No admission cost, but also no swimming because of currents. Great little playground for the kids and...More

Thank Nate B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We went for a lovely breakfast at the beach. Paved parking close to beach made it accessible as did the picnic tables in the pines. Was ideal for a group. Some walked around the end of Lido Key, others puttered at this beach and those...More

Thank MadagascarJoan
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is the prettiest beach area. I love to come and watch the sunsets and bring a picnic and bottle of bubbly. No glass on the beach, so pour before in a beach friendly container.

Thank 78rhondac
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We were unlucky to visit Sarasota on a week when the beaches were closed due to red tide. This was no-ones fault but we were frustrated that the Lido Key public swimming pool was closed during its advertised opening hours on Friday 17th August without...More

Thank Geddescc
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Beautiful beach for relaxation and for some amazing family photos. The red tide issue sort of ruined a much better time but besides that its a beautiful place to visit.

Thank nyc2fl2018
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