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Lido Beach

Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
+1 941-306-6653
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Easy to access public beach

There's plenty of parking along Ben Franklin Parkway. Or you may like to find a space in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
travelon2468
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Nashville, Tennessee
Nice Beach

Went here last week. It's really a good beach. Clean, good public bathhouse, lots of room and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GreeneLantern
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Brunswick, Ohio
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (82 reviews)
“white sand” (62 reviews)
“siesta key” (104 reviews)
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Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL
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+1 941-306-6653
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Reviewed 5 days 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
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Reviewed 5 days 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
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Reviewed 5 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a room for a couple of nights so our granddaughter could enjoy the beach. Unfortunately, the beach was miserable because of the red tide. We had to drive to Longboat Key for the clean, clear beach.

1  Thank Joanne S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lido Beach is a beautiful beach and it’s very family-friendly. There are numerous beach access points however you should be cautioned that parking is limited and if you don’t get there early will be forced to park quite a distance from the beach.

Thank FloridaNYSP
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Very calm beach not a lot of people when i went sooo it was even more relaxing. Gorgeous sunset. Nice walkways to get to beach. Cool white sand. Thankfully I didn't see much litter which made me so happy. Enjoy the fresh air.

1  Thank Samantha M
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Only drove through it whilst staying at Siesta Key but sufficient to see it was an okay sort of holiday destination. All the usual offerings that a place with bayfront would offer. All the resorts in this area are much the same but with a...More

2  Thank JBG1
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach any time of the day. It truly is Paradise on Lido Key. Lucky to stay right across the street from the beach at Lido Dorset condominium rentals, absolutely fantastic . Clean and everything you could want in friendly rentals with beautiful pool. Recommend...More

Thank kingshearer080
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

It's a great beach, white sand, sea is warm. We easily found parking just a couple of hundred yards away. Will certainly be visiting again on our stay in Florida.

Thank David L
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mary44442018
19 January 2018|
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Response from Gwen W | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Lido Beach Resort, chairs are included on the beach without having to rent
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