Welcome to Lido Key
A relaxed and approachable community with luxe shopping and naturally beautiful scenery.
Located just north of Siesta Key and west across the Ringling Bridge from Sarasota, Lido Key blends chic and modern living with an easygoing, coastal lifestyle. This area boasts pristine beaches, well-maintained communities, and close proximity to high-end shops and restaurants. A subtle and relaxed community, Lido Key offers residents a peaceful coastal lifestyle without sacrificing access to an array of convenient amenities.
Lido Key neighborhoods tend to be very welcoming, and the areas feature several impressive residences. In some areas, buyers can browse luxury high-rise buildings that boast spacious units with sweeping ocean views. In other parts, there are tons of single-family residences that feature an Old Florida vibe with mid-century modern details, perfect for those who want a home with tons of character. No matter what type of residence buyers desire, there are tons of properties to pick from in Lido Key.
What to Love
- The diverse and unique architecture throughout the area
- Relaxed yet luxurious lifestyle
- Easy access to white-sand beaches as well as coastal mangroves and fishing
Locals of Lido Key live a serene and desirable lifestyle. The community here is known for its unique love of the environment and surrounding ecosystem, so locals can often be found outdoors, enjoying their beautiful surroundings. Nature lovers here enjoy exploring, and many seek out the manatees, ospreys, and dolphins that visit the area. Kayaking, hiking the nature trails, and fishing are all common activities as well.
Lido Key also offers a luxe entertainment scene for locals to enjoy. There are tons of bars, restaurants, and shops in the area, and since the community is less crowded, it is easy to book or reserve at these spots.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Lido Key is home to several eateries and bars that residents enjoy visiting during their free time! One eccentric spot in the area is Columbia Restaurant
. A long-standing local restaurant serving authentic Spanish cuisine, this is a favorite spot among many residents. Serving delicious dishes like Croquetas de Pollo, Shrimp & Yellow Rice, and Paella “a la Valenciana,” this is a fabulous spot to enjoy unique dishes in a bright and approachable environment.
Blue Dolphin Cafe
is another well-known eatery in the area. Serving all-day breakfast and homestyle lunch favorites, this is a cozy and welcoming spot that residents love to visit. Guests can expect eggs, pancakes, waffles, and other breakfast dishes, making this an amazing spot to visit on a sunny weekend morning with friends.
The Lido Key Tiki Bar
at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club is another local-favorite spot. Perfect for enjoying on a beach day, this tiki bar serves beer, wine, and mixed drinks at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. This tiki bar is a fun and lively scene that locals adore, and many visit this spot during a quick break from the sun and beach.
This area also boasts an impressive shopping scene. St. Armands Circle
is one popular retail center in the area, and it houses tons of shops, dining spots, and entertainment options. Here, guests can browse major retailers like Sunglass Hut and Chico's while also exploring local apparel boutiques, home goods shops, and jewelry stores. A major destination in the area, St. Armand’s Circle is lovely to browse on a sunny Saturday!
Things to Do
There are tons of things for locals to explore in Lido Key! For those who desire a relaxing experience, be sure to check out The Met Fashion House Day Spa & Salon
. Located in St. Armand’s Circle, this is a serene spot to unwind and relax. Boasting a fashion house as well as a peaceful day spa and salon, this is perfect for those who want a luxe day full of pampering.
Lido Key also hosts tons of events for locals to take part in. The Lido Beach Fine Arts Festival
, for instance, brings the community together to appreciate the talent of the many artists in the area. Here, guests can explore an outdoor gallery that showcases paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and more from local artists. Perfect for those seeking inspiration, this is a must-visit event.