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 South Lido Beach

2201 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key, FL
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South Lido Beach is located at the southern tip of Lido Key. It offers an exceptional beach experience, picturesque views, picnic tables and a playground.

No Lifeguards are on duty 
This park provide unique opportunities for visitors to enjoy natural Florida beaches. They are contiguous sections of a 100-acre property that interacts with four bodies of water; the Gulf of Mexico, Big Pass, Sarasota Bay and Brushy Bayou. Because of their convergence, currents run swift in some areas of the shoreline. This area is posted NO SWIMMING.
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 We want your comments!


The public is invited to review and provide comment on the Multi-Year Implementation Plan for an improvement project at Ted Sperling Park that would use RESTORE Act funds.

The review and comment period begins Feb. 15 and will be open through April 5.

Comments can be provided via email to or mailed to:
Environmental Planning Manager
Planning and Development Services
Environmental Protection Division
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240


 Beach Park Information



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

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

Ted Sperling Park at South Lido Facility Rental Map

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image of playground at south Lido Beach

  • Beach access-parking
  • Picnic tables
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Trails-unpaved
  • Volleyball court
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