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South Lido Beach
Best Times: Anytime its not windy!
Lido Beach offers some great amenities and the views of the Gulf, Big Pass and the Sarasota waterfront are second to none! The same baby powder sand as its next door neighbor Siesta Key, yet a little more exclusive. Always popular with beach goers, jet skis, boaters and cookouts alike. Home of the Greatest unobstructed sunset cruises, beach parties, and exciting fishing opportunities.
This is a great local beach where you can have a pleasant stay complete with beach bathroom, rugged trails to explore, and views of the open gulf. At times a very popular beach that can see you right up against fellow beach goers, people fishing, jet skis, cookouts and more or completely alone with the whole beach to yourself. The current can at times get pretty strong and you will want to be careful around the tree lines but it more than makes up for it with charm, features, and the occasional food boat doesn't hurt either!
Best Times: Daytime.
Conveniently located at Venice inlet, Snake Island (named for its shape, not amount of crawly critters) is a great place to spend the morning or afternoon in a beach chair while you enjoy watching the world going by in the shallow protected lagoon.
This small but endearing Island is the perfect spot for a picnic in paradise while watching boats come and go all day long. Only accessible by boat, Snake Island offers exclusivity and a fun relaxing day, with no snakes (usually) to be found. A short trip through area mangroves and navigating past the only still operational swing bridge in the U.S. will take you to your own quiet little hideaway with local area dockside restaurants nearby to boot.