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Address: 2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL

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Great renovations

This park has recently been renovated through the addition of a beautifully-designed restroom facility (designed by a local up and coming architect). The park is hidden away at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sokratez
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has recently been renovated through the addition of a beautifully-designed restroom facility (designed by a local up and coming architect). The park is hidden away at the south end of Lido Beach and is a great place to have a picnic if you don't mind being watched (in the evening) by herons or raccoons (though most of these... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked down from Lido Beach along the Ben Franklin admiring the condos, resorts and homes. Found this park on the sound end of Lido Key. Beautiful Gulf Beach where you can watch amazing sunsets. Surprisingly, you can also watch sunrises over the Sarasota Bay that are beautiful. Has a large kayak park on the intra-coastal side of the key. Our... More 

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Lido beach, always find parking, beautiful water and good food. I go to this beach every time I'm in Sarasota.

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Riverhead, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We thought there were walking trails but we could only find one and it was very muddy and buggy. They do have a nice picnic area and beach area. Clean restrooms.

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Thank ratkins3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We rented kayaks so that we could paddle through the mangrove tunnels and the lagoons that make up this park. There are a number of vendors that supply kayaks. This was one of the highlights of our trip. We knew that park existed, but this is the first time that we visited it in nearly 30 years. It is fairly... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Beautiful area with plenty of beach area. Parking can be challenging but make sure you are there at sunset with your camera!

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YORKTOWN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The park is quite pleasant with nice facilities. The beach area is beautiful! We walked a trail through the woods but wasn't too impressive, spent your time at the beach.

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Thank 1memawx3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is an amazing beach, coming from a Florida resident of 10 years. This is more beautiful than Siesta, less crowded, and more natural. There are so many restaurants and things to do at St. Armands circle which is walking distance from the beach. Beautiful white sand, beautiful water, beautiful Florida atmosphere and absolutely amazing sunsets.

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Satsuma, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was a greAt little park. Families or co Yuri pales can come a swim and picnic for the day. Lots of shells and a wonderful view right at the end of Lido key. We took kayaks through the mangroves and waterways, we really enjoyed it

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are looking for serenity, peace and quiet, with access to the Gulf of Mexico and lots of recreational opportunities and a fun place to hold a family picnic, South Lido Beach Park is your destination. Not as crowded as more publicized Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, Lido, also known as Ted Sperling Park, is comparatively remote, except on... More 

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