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 North Lido Beach

50 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Lido Key, FL 
north Lido beach
North Lido Beach starting at the intersection of Benjamin Franklin Drive and John Ringling Boulevard, is a natural beach, with an ideal dune system to observe the many shorebirds who live in, or travel through Sarasota County.
There is no on-site parking and caution must be used when swimming for there are no lifeguards on duty and currents are vey swift.
No lifeguards on duty
enjoying the beach



  • North Lido Beach was purchased by the city of Sarasota in 1977.
  • The beach is still city owned, but county operated and maintained.
  • During December of 1990, the City Commission approved a three step North Lido Management Plan developed by the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation. The plan, which has been created in order to maintain and preserve the natural beach, was implemented in January 1991. It includes a cleanup campaign, protection of nesting birds, designation of a trail system, vegetation management.

 Beach Information


Open year round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

No on-site parking is available.

For additional information call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email

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beach and dunes

  • Beach access-no parking
  • Trails-unpaved




  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Trails-unpaved
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