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Lido Key / St. Armands Circle

Lido's beaches are one of Sarasota's most interesting and varied waterfront locations, and St. Armands Circle is a hub of elegant shopping and dining.

Once home to the Lido Beach Casino, Lido Key‘s reputation for marrying cosmopolitan life with seaside paradise continues today. Catch some rays or take a walk on the shore and put your toes in the soft, white sand of Lido Beach. Within a short radius lies St. Armands Circle, a sophisticated outdoor dining and shopping area with distinct European flair, iconic examples of mid-century modern architecture and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  

As you explore area beaches, unlock the Beach Pass in the Visit Sarasota App to earn exclusive prizes!

Learn More About Lido Key

10 Things to Do Around Lido Key

Gorgeous and tranquil Lido Key offers more than just proximity to the popular Siesta Beach. Here are 10 things that make this strip of sand a worthy destination.

Low-key Leisure Time at Lido Key

From dining and shopping on St. Armands to exploration and discovery on Lido Key’s beaches, choose your own Florida’s Gulf Coast adventures.

Lido Key, Down to Earth on the Florida Gulf Coast

Lido Key can be a family's animal-encounter haven and a truly unforgettable experience, if you just look closely.
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1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy
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Perfect for canoe and kayak launching, allows leashed pets, has a fishing pier & boat ramp, picnic area, water fountain, playground, bathrooms,...

Sarasota Bay Walk
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Sarasota, FL 34236

Nature trails, boardwalks, natural setting, beautiful bay views, the perfect place to watch the sunset! Owned and operated by the City of...