•  LIDO KEY 
      ADVENTURE AWAITS  
  •  ENJOY 
     WATERSPORTS 
  •  RELAX 
     AT THE BEACH 
  •  EXPLORE 
     SEA LIFE 
  •  PLAY 
     OUTSIDE 
  •  EXPLORE 
     THE AREA 

Lido Key, FL - Adventure Awaits!

Located roughly an hour south of Tampa of Florida's Gulf Coast, Lido Key is a barrier island connected to the Sarasota mainland via the John Ringling Causeway Bridge (to the south) and to neighboring Longboat Key via the New Pass bridge (to the north). Upon entering Lido Key, you will be greeted by the world-famous St Armands Circle lined with its 130+ merchants including retail stores, upscale dining establishments, ice cream and chocolate specialty shops, art galleries, salons and spas. The Circle is lined with lush greenery, tall palm trees, statues and an abundance of tropical shrubs making for a magical setting.

Founded in the late 1800's, the Key now has roughly 2,200+ full and part-time residents. Lido Key has long been a popular family vacation destination. With its warm gulf waters and tropical breezes, Lido Key offers tourists and locals alike the perfect blend of outdoor activities including beaches, kayaking and paddleboarding just to name a few. There are also several popular attractions on the Key including Mote Marine Laboratory and Save Our Seabirds where you can learn about the Florida sea life and Florida wild birds. For more information on these and other area attractions, click here.

Lido Beach Multi Use Recreation Trail
Experience the sights and sounds of Lido Key and its white sand beaches in these amazing HD quality videos produced by local videographers and video enthusiasts. See Lido Key and its unique beauty from a bird's eye view via aerial drone photography. Make sure your volume is on to experience the full effect! To view all videos of Lido Key and it's offerings, visit our videos page here.



Sands of the Suncoast

When looking at the various beach sands of the Suncoast area, we can easily see that there is quite a variance in color, size and texture. The lightest sand is Siesta Key Beach which is almost pure quartz giving it a snow-like appearance and a cool temperature even on the hottest of Florida days. The nearby beaches of Turtle, Lido and Venice are darker in color and have a good mixture of sand and crushed shell which are a bit warmer to the touch on a sunny day.