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South Lido Park

2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
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beautiful area

We absolutely loved the beaches at Siesta Key and Lido Key The sand was amazingly white and we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Duluth, Minnesota

Small park at the top of Lido Key, nice for a picnic or to walk around the tip of the key along he... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New York City, New York
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“strong currents” (10 reviews)
“bay side” (11 reviews)
“southern tip” (8 reviews)
2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We absolutely loved the beaches at Siesta Key and Lido Key The sand was amazingly white and we found so many shells

Thank ksltcjohnson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small park at the top of Lido Key, nice for a picnic or to walk around the tip of the key along he beach. No swimming because of currents. Or rent kayaks from Kayaking SRQ.

Thank cararro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful natural park with something for everyone. This morning on our walk we met fisherman. One of them caught a Bonnethead shark. It is a member of the Hammerhead shark family.It was about 2 feet long and it is good eating we were told....More

Thank Astrid1511
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sand was white as snow. There were thousands of shells of all kinds to be picked. Very nice and quiet for this time of year and definitely a sunset buffs delight.

Thank jgonzo22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice park. Area shopping is over the top. Had to contain the wife, she wants to move here.

Thank river6132
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fun open beach! Plenty of space to move about. Shelling not so good here. Views amazing! Close to shopping in the circle as well as a huge amounts of food choices - or just bring a towel and relax.

Thank Wicked W
Reviewed 26 December 2017

But watch the currents in the water. Better on the beach. Only a half dozen people when we visited, so quiet and lots of parking available. Not many shells, but it was no longer early morning when the fresh crop is first seen!

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Okay, I admit it. The sign on the gulf side clearly says "no swimming". The current is extremely fast there, and a non swimmer could easily get swept away. But we went out to about knee high depth and knelt down to collect shells, and...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Probably the best mangrove experience kayaking I have had anywhere. I showed up at the park at 3:30 and was able to get a kayak for 90 minutes and see nearly everything. The mangrove tunnels are the highlights but paddling around Otter Key at dusk...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 21 November 2017

If the pounding in your heart responds to the beauty of relaxing by the ocean. This little park down the way from Lido Beach Resort is great. The turtles also nest here.

Thank eadyesimpson
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sandy s
19 July 2017|
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Shirley E
24 May 2016|
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Response from Tom H |
Some of the best kayaking in Florida is available at South Lido Key Park. There is a kayak launch on the east (Bay) side of the island, and marked kayaking trails going back into Brushy Bayou, which is a saltwater "lake... More