Lido Beach-St Armands Circle

Lido Key: Timeless Sophistication

  • Lido Key is nestled between Longboat Key to the north and Siesta Key to the south and boasts three beaches: North Lido, Lido Beach and South Lido.
  • The key received its name when John Ringling, a fan of Italian culture, officially referred to its beaches by using the Italian word “lido,” which means “beach.”
  • Although a public beach, North Lido gives the impression of a secluded hideaway, with 3,000 feet of sugary sand and a nature trail for guests to wander along in relative privacy.
  • In 1940 the grand opening of the Lido Beach Casino welcomed the public to the shores of Lido Beach proper. The casino is long gone, but Lido Beach continues to welcome visitors. A public pavilion with restrooms, a swimming pool and concessions are available.
  • South Lido Beach Park mingles four significant bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico, Big Pass, Sarasota Bay and Brushy Bayou. Two nature trails, a self-guided canoe trail, a multi-purpose field and a volleyball court top off South Lido’s amenities.
  • No discussion of Lido Key would be complete without mentioning St. Armands Circle, a mecca for foodies and shopaholics alike.
  • A collection of mid-century modern homes from the Sarasota School of Architecture are found in the Lido Shores neighborhood.

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