We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Lido Park

2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
Share
Save
Review Highlights
One of the Prettiest Beaches in the U.S.A.

This is the place tobe if you have smaller chldren. The beach waves are usually low and the water... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ShadyHonyBee
,
Riverview, Florida
Serious beach erosion

Most of the beach has eroded. Typically the beach is wide and walkable but most of it is gone. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marianne C
via mobile
Read all 416 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“strong currents” (10 reviews)
“southern tip” (8 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
2201 Ben Franklin Dr, Lido Key, Sarasota, FL 34236
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Sarasota
US$50 per adult
More Info
US$360 per adult
More Info
US$559 per adult
More Info
US$399 per adult
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (416)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"strong currents"
in 10 reviews
"southern tip"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 22 reviews
"australian pines"
in 6 reviews
"picnic tables and grills"
in 5 reviews
"rip currents"
in 5 reviews
"ben franklin"
in 5 reviews
"siesta key"
in 29 reviews
"toilet facilities"
in 4 reviews
"gulf side"
in 7 reviews
"soft sand"
in 6 reviews
"sand dollars"
in 8 reviews
"picnic area"
in 6 reviews
"public beach"
in 7 reviews
"shore birds"
in 4 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 5 reviews
"rest rooms"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the place tobe if you have smaller chldren. The beach waves are usually low and the water can be very shallow for a long ways out. The water seems crystal clear on most visits..I have lived in Florida all of my life (60+...More

Thank ShadyHonyBee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the beach has eroded. Typically the beach is wide and walkable but most of it is gone. It is not passable in several areas.

Thank Marianne C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, easily accessible. Big parking lot and concessions are right there as well. Azure water and gentle waves.

Thank SharonKLou
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Lovely beach on the Gulf with a park for the kids. A lovely beach for fishing and walking. Sunsets are gorgeous.

Thank gypsyred
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

White fluffy sand - tick Crystal clear sea - tick Picture perfect idyllic views - tick I have been to many beaches - I'm not the biggest beach fan however Lido Beach was stunning!! The sea is beautiful and warm and it's just an awesome...More

Thank ebrillwen1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Nice beach and a great place to have a picnic. Clean area with facilities. Lots of hotels on the way. Visit the village also.

Thank Starviagera
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Nice area but small . Close to gulf and hotels and it has a few park benches. At end of street and a typical Florida park.

Thank seancQ5943NN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Lido beach has plenty of parking both in the lot and on the street. My guess is that the public beach is about 1/2 mile in length and has parts that are 100 yards wide they also have a shall canteen, sitting area to eat...More

Thank tesiman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We spent the weekend in Sarasota. We drove over to Lido Key for a day at the beach. Morning arrival worked well. We parked parallel on the street for public access. Kids and adults enjoyed the shells, cool water, and soft semi shelly sand.

Thank jennstar79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 April 2018

A place for all the family with a lovely beach and near to St, Armand's Circle and shopping and restaurants

Thank Joseph R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 53 hotels in Sarasota
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
1,557 reviews
.14 km away
Coquina On The Beach
279 reviews
.60 km away
Gulf Beach Resort Motel
308 reviews
.64 km away
Lido Beach Resort
1,700 reviews
.85 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Lido Beach Restaurant
64 reviews
1.06 km away
Lido Beach Grill
240 reviews
.88 km away
Sand Dollar Restaurant
76 reviews
1.48 km away
Tiki
51 reviews
.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ted Sperling Park
14 reviews
.61 km away
Paradise Adventures Sarasota
622 reviews
.64 km away
Kayaking SRQ Tours and Rentals
359 reviews
.69 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
juvetampa
13 June 2018|
Answer
Response from jennstar79 | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise to sunset I believe.
0
Votes
AnneWSunCityCenter
27 March 2018|
Answer
Response from Grover R | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. That is the best part of the paddle. I was there in November so it could be different at different times of the year. However, many of these are permanent residents. See the pictures. The variety of herons... More
1
Vote
sandy s
19 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from tjla4752 | Reviewed this property |
not sure
0
Votes
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor