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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.  

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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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North Lido Beach Park - The park contains an upland area with 49 acres of Australian pine woods, grassy savannahs and walking trails, plus 22.5 acres of beach and mangroves. Bird nesting areas on the beach are protected and visitors should be careful not to disturb the nests.
159 Emerson Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236

Trails, hiking, beach access, swimming, no lifeguards on duty, is perfect for canoe and kayak launching. Pets, except trained service animals, are...

Shade Sails at Lido Beach Pavilion - These sails really transform the outdoor eating and sitting area. The triangular-shaped canopies offer shade and screen out the sunshine. The Shade material is double-sided, blue on the top and white on the bottom. Sails are able to withstand 74 mph winds but have to be removed if forecasted to get higher.  Poles vary in sizes from 12 feet to 16 feet tall.
400 Ben Franklin Dr
Lido Beach, FL 34236

Please note the pool is currently closed until further notice.
Operating Hours: Open from 10:00 am - 4:45 pm Tuesday to Sunday,...

Ken Thompson Park - This boardwalk has been sensitively designed to protect the environment while allowing public access and enjoyment of the mangrove canopy experience. As such, the visitor will encounter low branches and narrow corridors in some areas along the walkway.
1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Perfect for canoe and kayak launching, allows leashed pets, has a fishing pier & boat ramp, picnic area, water fountain, playground, bathrooms,...