Welcome to Lido Key
Upscale, relaxed island living with sugary white-sand beaches.
Lido Key is an idyllic barrier island off the shores of Sarasota’s Gulf Coast and one of the prime neighborhoods to live in. The island is centrally located between Longboat Key to the north, Siesta Key to the south, and Bird Key to the west. Known for having some of the best beaches in Florida, Lido Key affords residents access to pristine white-sand beaches steps from their doors. Of all the barrier islands, Lido Key has the most variety in architectural styles, from classic to mid-century and contemporary, all with seaside vibes.
The larger city of Sarasota is a mere 10 minutes over the John Ringling Causeway and can be reached via the Longboat Key Trolley that stops at St. Armands Circle. Homes are in three main areas of the island, with Lido Shores on the northern section, bordering Lido Beach, and at St. Armands Circle. Watersports and outdoor adventure are abundant year-round, ranging from boating, kayaking, and surfing to fishing or taking a stroll on the beach. Luxury shopping and superb dining on St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota offer locals endless options.
What to Love
- Some of the prettiest white-sand beaches in Florida
- High-end dining and shopping at St. Armands Circle
- Gorgeous homes in a range of architectural styles
- Minutes away from downtown Sarasota
Lido Key offers upscale island living at its best, with miles of sugary white-sand beaches and dreamy turquoise waters of the Gulf Coast steps away. Thanks to Florida's great weather, it’s easy to enjoy spending time at the beach, sailing, surfing, and fishing all year long.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Lido Key has a wide assortment of beachy casual to fine dining restaurants that residents will find exceptional. Most restaurants are along Lido Beach or at the European-influenced St. Armands Circle. With access to daily fresh catch, incredible seafood is abundant at The Old Salty Dog, Shore, and Crab & Fin Restaurant. Drift Kitchen & Bar and Tommy Bahama both serve delicious New American food with a beautiful coastal ambiance.
Transport your taste buds to Europe, dining on modern European flavors at Café L’Europe. Or indulge in your favorite Italian dishes at Le Colonne Restaurant and Venezia Italian Restaurant. Greek food is celebrated at Blu Kouzina, a cozy Greek taverna that happens to have a comprehensive wine selection to pair with your meal. At Columbia, eat a meal inspired by traditional Cuban and Spanish cuisines. Are you seeking an excellent breakfast spot? Crisp Waffle Company has good coffee and amazingly sweet and savory waffles.
St. Armands Circle is the premier shopping destination on the island, with a European atmosphere that elevates a shopper’s experience. You can find upscale shops ranging from resort-style clothing to designer brands, salons, and spa services. Downtown Sarasota has several high-end retail stores and more for additional shopping needs.
Things to Do
Living on picturesque Lido Key is like being on vacation every day, with several fun activities for residents to take an interest in. North Lido Beach, Lido Beach, and South Lido Beach are three alluring white-sand beaches where locals can play and lounge along the Gulf of Mexico. At Ted Sperling Park, wander into nature for a hike, fish, or kayak among the mangrove water canals.
Two festivals that bring the community together are the Lido Beach Fine Art Festival in February and the St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival in May. Boating enthusiasts will get their adrenaline pumping watching boat races at the annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix in July along Lido Beach.
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