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Lido Beach

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Address: Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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Paradise for sure...except...

Absolutely beautiful beach, free parking, public restrooms and a good concession stand. Life guards are awesome and do a great job. I have been coming here for 10 years. I thought... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
diddy66
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London, Canada
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sand at Lido Beach is still as white and fine as ever (sea-shell base), but Sarasota, especially St. Armand Sq. shopping looks tired, worn and past its 'best-before' date. Municipal parking enforcement is a 'revenue point' for the city, making unaware tourists the primary source of extra income. No friendly advice. Signage can be ambiguous and parking enforcement officers... More 

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Thank lambeth04
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206 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful beach, free parking, public restrooms and a good concession stand. Life guards are awesome and do a great job. I have been coming here for 10 years. I thought this was a non-smoking environment. What a shame to get all set up for a wonderful day at the beach and then the hard core smokers arrive and set... More 

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Thank diddy66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Beautiful landscapes, and the sand is awesome. During winter the water is a bit cold but still you can enjoy it.

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Thank William R
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your own chair and plan on spending some time relaxing on the beach right before the sunsets. Great place to picnic.

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San Jose, California
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful white sandy beach, just a short walk away from St. Armands Circle. However, as you get closer to the water, the soft white sand becomes a mix of small seashells- pretty to look at, but painful to walk on. If you plan to swim here, or wade in the chilly water, be sure to wear water socks.

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Thank travelerfromsj
Sarasota FL
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Few visitors (and locals) take the time to experience the au natural Lido Beach (North Lido Beach). North Lido Beach is not written about too much (because those in the know want to keep it a secret, perhaps?) Because it isn't well known, and there are no life guards, North Lido Beach is for the adventurous only. This is untouched... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Kids loved picking up all the seashells for their sand castles. Made it a little tough for walking barefoot so bring shoes. Water gets deep fast too so don't have to walk far to get to your waist.

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Thank schulze52
Saint Louis
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a perfect beach to spend the day with family. The water was calm and the beach near the water has some great sand to play in. There is parking along the right side of the road next to the beach (with shower spigots) but if you drive a little further, you will see a big sign that says... More 

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Thank greenhorn33
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Lido Beach is a gorgeous yet subtle Beach located on Lido Key, and island near Sarasota. The water is crystal clear and great for kids and families of all ages, whether it's as simple as going in the water or collecting shells along the sand.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I walked the Ringling Bridge to get to Lido Beach and what an amazing and scenic trip that was! Park at Marina Jack (free) and walk the bridge, hit Lido Beach and tour the shops on the way back. It makes for an experience you will never forget.

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