Lido Key Beaches

Lido Key Beaches

On the Southwest Coast of Florida
Just steps away from world class shopping at “St Armands Circle”

North Lido Beach and South Lido Beach offer natural beauty and seclusion while condos, hotels, restaurants, upscale shopping, and Lido’s public beach are central to Lido Key. This little island renders something for everyone.

John Ringling had purchased this island with plans for a major tourist attraction. Although the reality did not arrive within his lifetime, Lido and St. Armands Circle maintain world-class status featuring elegant shops, and award winning restaurants. The island is linked with bridges to the mainland of Sarasota as well as Bird Key and the island of Longboat Key.

An average year round 75-degree temperature makes this island paradise very conducive for just about anything.Tennis and Golf enthusiasts will find first-class facilities near-by. Bikers and rollerbladers can travel along the shoreline or wend their way through park-like settings and tropical side streets. Charter a Boat with or without a captain and explore the area’s many bays and backwaters, or take to the ocean for Deep Sea Fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Even enjoy a Sailing or Sightseeing excursion while visiting

North Lido Beach is a pristine half-mile stretch of sand accented by towering Australian pines. Perfect for walking, this beach is the least populated and spans an area behind a residential community.

Perhaps you prefer people watching, making new friends and enjoying the beach scene. Mid-key, Lido’s public beachsupports a swimming pool, playground, concession stand and shops. Lifeguards are on duty all year-round.

South Lido Park is at the southern end of Lido Key. You’ll find 100 acres of Australian pines and shoreline along Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Picnic tables, grills, a volleyball court and playground are perfect for a family outing. Nature lovers will appreciate the wooden walkways and trails offering glimpses of spoonbills, osprey stilts and more. Those with kayaks and canoes will have the ability to travel the waterways through forests of mangroves where shore birds raise their young.

Evening entertainment is only a short stroll away at St. Armand’s Circle. A circular park dedicated to the memory of John Ringling, is flanked by sophisticated restaurants, nightclubs, exclusive shops and exotic boutiques.

Nearby Sarasota offers a vast array of arts and cultural attractions.

Don’t forget a visit to Towles Court, a charming enclave of restored historic residences, housing the best of local artistry. Legendary Fine Dining can be found both on and off the Key. Whether your taste is for lobster bisque with a dash of sherry, roast rack of lamb accented with tarragon, stone crab claws with tangy mustard sauce or simply a down-home juicy grilled cheeseburger, the range of award winning fare, caters to a multitude of appetite whims.

Tennis:

IMG Sports Academies (Lessons)
Bradenton (941-755-1000)
Longboat Key Public Tennis Center
Longboat Key (941-316-8367)
Sarasota Public Tennis
Sarasota (941-861-5000)
Johan Kriek Tennis Academy
Lakewood Ranch (941-914-6054)
Siesta Key Public Tennis Courts
Siesta Key (941-349-7981)
Venice Public Tennis Courts
Venice (941-486-2626)

Golf:

PINEBROOK/IRONWOOD GOLF CLUB
West Bradenton’s Finest…
Come Play Our Challenging 18 Hole Par 61 Executive Course Featuring Champion Ultra-Dwarf Bermuda Greens Open to the Public, Pro Shop, Refreshments, Lessons Available Pro Shop / Tee Times: 941-792-3288  jking@pinebrookironwood.com

OYSTER CREEK GOLF CLUB
Challenging 18 Hole Par 60 Executive Course designed by Ted McAnlis
If you like a short three-hour romp of enjoyable golf, this is the place to be! Course is well kept ~ cheery staff ~ greens play like those on bigger courses Open to the Public, Pro Shop, Snack Bar, Putting Green & Chipping Area Pro Shop / Tee Times: 941-475-0334   jking@oystercreekgolfclub.com

5 KEY SAILING

Classic 1989 Morgan 41′ Sailing Vessel
Sunset, 2 hr., 3 hr., 4 hr., Full-Day or Private Charters (Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Internment, Etc.) Delicious Meals & Beverage Combinations Included Member of Sarasota & Siesta Key Chambers of Commerce 941-720-8487   keysailing@comcast.net

LE BARGE TROPICAL CRUISES

Offering a Variety of Cruises to suit Your Interest Dolphin Watch, Narrated Sightseeing, Sunset Entertainment Cruises, Private Charters & Special Events with Local Musicians, Full Cash Bar, & Light Food Menu. Located 200 yards south of Marina Jack’s Restaurant. Reservations are recommended for Regularly Scheduled Cruises. Call: 941-366-6116

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4 BAY AND GULF ADVENTURES

Guided Kayak Nature Tours & Rentals
Explore the Best Kayaking locations in Sarasota, Bradenton & Siesta Key Featuring Eco-Tours of Lido Key Mangrove tunnels, Myakka River Gators All skill levels are welcome for our Educational, Memorable Nature Tours Dolphins, Manatees & Bird Sightings ~ Small Tour Sizes, Private Tours Begin your Adventure! ~ 941-893-7221 ~   bayandgulfadventures@gmail.com

Sarasota Bay Explorer

Sea Life Excursions / Kayak Adventures / Nature Safari Cruise Cruise Sarasota & Robert’s Bays aboard our 40′ Pontoon boat with a Marine Biologist looking for Dolphins, Manatee & More. Nature Safari Cruises, Guided Kayak Tours, & Miss Explorer Private Charters.  Hands-on, Fun & Informative for ALL Ages! Located at Mote Marine Aquarium ~ Info / Reserve: 941-388-4200

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