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 North Lido Beach

400 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, FL 
Lido Beach 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.
North Lido Beach is located on Lido Key, one quarter mile northwest of St. Armand’s Circle, off John Ringling Boulevard. 
No lifeguards on duty
  • 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



Beach is open 365 days a year from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. No on-site parking is available.

For additional information contact Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.

Directions. From I-75, take Exit 210 for FL-780-W/Fruitville Road, turn onto Fruitville Road and head west, turn left at N. U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail, turn right onto N. Gulfstream Ave., continue onto John Ringling Causeway, continue onto John Ringling Blvd., at the traffic circle continue straight to stay onto John Ringling Blvd., slight left onto Ben Franklin Drive, beach will be on the right.

Google Map to North Lido Beach




  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Trails-unpaved



  • Beach access-no parking
  • Trails-unpaved

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