South Lido Park

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  • Address: 2201 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Trail, Garden, Park, Walking Area, Leisure, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature

This is a beach park that is hidden from the rest of the city in terms of its remote location but it is certainly worth checking out. This is basically an island beach and the park enhances the beauty of the place. Once you reach this place you will find this to be one of the best places where you have ever spent time. The surrounding greenery, the sound of the waves, the crystal clear water of the sea, the silver sands and so many happy faces just make the most blissful combination ever.

There is a lot you can do and see over here. The place can be termed in many ways such as a picnic spot, a walking trail or a beach garden or a children’s park. You can name it just the way you would like to use it. You can do as much of fishing as you want or relax on the shore and bask in the sun. There are also many picnic tables completely ready for you. All in all, this is a place that will attract you back to itself whenever you want to come back.

South Lido Park Travel Tips

  • Swimming is not allowed in this beach park.
  • Do not throw waste in the beach.

How to Reach South Lido Park

  • The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.

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  • South Lido Park Address: 2201 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States
  • South Lido Park Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit South Lido Park(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit South Lido Park: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 40.17% of people who visit Sarasota include South Lido Park in their plan

  • 62.5% of people start their South Lido Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see South Lido Park

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting South Lido Park

People normally club together Crescent Beach and Marina Jack II while planning their visit to South Lido Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

South Lido Park Reviews & Ratings

  • Am giving it 3 stars because 1- persons that operate jet skies and power boats must not allowed to operate them in areas where people swim (at all) . But for the beach it is nice,i just didn't enter the water while they were operating them,I've witnessed people getting hit in the head a few times by jet skies, they were fortunate to servived that accident. I hope the relevant authorities put things in place to prevent that.

  • This is a wonderful park area on the southern end of Lido Key. Picnic tables and grilling stoves are located on the sandy beach that overlooks Big Pass, a half mile wide inlet passage from the Gulf of Mexico to Sarasota Bay giving access to the Intercoastal Waterway (ICW). I pulled up to the sandy shore and beached my Pontoon Boat to enjoy the area. The current due to the tidal flows is very fast and swimmers must exercise caution swimming in this area. Sarasota built a new bathroom facility in the park, which is clean and well maintained. A fantastic place to bring your family.

  • This is a beautiful place to take photos of sunrise. You cannot see the sunrise from Siesta Key Beach. Get up early and go to South Lido Beach to see the sunrise. It is worth it! You'll see more of the wild life too early in the morning. The sunrise is spectacular! I witnessed a duck diving and catching school of fish under water. It was fascinating to see this happen over and over again.

  • beautiful place, but it's just too popular. always annoying people blasting music all over. if you're into partying, then this is definitely your spot. or if you don't like that, then just go in the early morning.

  • Hey guys it's me again, just wanted to say that this place is a very good place to go with family. To be honest, it might take you some time to get around St. Armand's Circle and Lido beach but, it's worth it I think. You can BBQ, enjoy the beach, and even enjoy the playground for the little ones.... you're even close to the restrooms. And, if you don't have a car, you can take the county bus (Scat, route 4), right to it. So next time you want to do a little something, that's the place....even just to be on your own for a bit.... enjoy! 😃

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