Lido Key

A very popular high-end tourist area with its numerous fine restaurants, cafes, and boutiques.

Guide to Lido Key, Florida


Nestled just off Sarasota, Florida's coast, Lido Key offers an enchanting blend of pristine white beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a vibrant community life. Whether you're a beach lover, food enthusiast, or an avid shopper, Lido Key promises a delightful experience for all.

Top Activities and Attractions on Lido Key

  1. Lido Beach: A Sarasota favorite, Lido Beach stands out with its powdery sand and inviting waters. Plus, with nearby restaurants and shops, there's no need to stray far from the beach for a quick snack or retail therapy.
  2. Lido Key Boardwalk: Stretching 2.5 miles, this boardwalk grants panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Ideal for walking, biking, or rollerblading, it's a scenic route you shouldn't miss.
  3. St. Armands Circle: A hub for shopping and dining, St. Armands Circle boasts boutiques, gourmet eateries, and cozy cafes, offering a taste of luxury on Lido Key.
  4. Mote Marine Aquarium: Dive into the wonders of marine life at this non-profit aquarium, home to over 10,000 marine animals, from majestic sharks to the gentle sea turtles.
  5. Kayaking and Paddleboarding: Navigate Lido Key's mangroves on a kayak or paddleboard, getting up close with local wildlife and the island's serene side.

Tantalizing Activities and Attractions Around Lido Key

Education in Lido Key

  • Lido Key Elementary School: Catering to young minds from kindergarten through fifth grade.
  • St. Armands Key School: A private institution serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • The Out-of-Door Academy: A comprehensive private school nurturing students from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.

Lido Key Real Estate Landscape

Lido Key's real estate is a blend of luxury, convenience, and natural beauty. Choices range from:

    • Condos: Typically priced between $500,000 and $1 million, many offering stunning sea views.
    • Single-family homes: Generally ranging from $1 million to $5 million.
    • Waterfront properties: The crème de la crème of Lido Key real estate, with prices starting from $5 million and often exceeding $10 million.

For those looking to invest in Lido Key's luxury properties, options like L’Elegance, Lido Beach Club, Lido Shores, and The Beach Residences, among others, stand out. With over 40 years in real estate and $2.2 Billion in sales, Judy and her team's expertise ensures you will find your dream property on Lido Key. 


Lido Key isn't just an island; it's an experience. From its captivating beaches to its sophisticated dining, shopping, and real estate offerings, Lido Key is a slice of Sarasota paradise awaiting your discovery. Whether visiting or choosing to make it home, Lido Key ensures a memorable stay.


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