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Lido Key: The Best of Both Worlds

Lido Key is an island of stark contrasts.

It’s directly adjacent to St. Armand’s Circle, world-famous for its urbane and contemporary shopping, dining, and entertainment. Lido Key is also the setting for coveted and sophisticated homes, waterfront mansions, and plush luxury condos, all in walking distance of St. Armand’s Circle. Yet those same stylish homes are also only a brief walk from almost limitless opportunities to enjoy genuinely unspoiled, primeval Florida beauty. Lido Key’s sparkling beaches provide distinctively different settings for enjoying Florida’s great outdoors. Simply put, Lido Key blends the very best of Mother Nature with the very best of the high-tech 21st century. That blend makes Lido Key conducive to both the laid-back, slower beach lifestyle and the active, more dynamic urban lifestyle. Residents and visitors discover a world of options on this island of contrasts.

 

South Lido County Park is a charmingly beautiful, 100-acre park at the southeast tip of the Key, adjacent to South Lido Beach. The park features a beautiful nature trail with hiking paths and observation decks. Paddleboard, kayak, and canoe rentals and tours are available. Magnificent pines and dense mangroves blanket the park’s flourishing interior. North Lido Beach is known for its powdery white sand and spectacular sunsets. Pelicans, cranes, sand pipers, and seagulls are almost always active at both beaches; dolphin and manatee sightings are frequent. South Lido County Park is open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. North Lido Beach and North Lido Park are open 24 hours, 365 days a year.

From these scenes of timeless tropical beauty, it’s only a brief walk to St. Armand’s Circle, the charming and sophisticated shopping village with the majestic Italian statuary and architecture. St. Armand’s offers possibly the most cosmopolitan shopping and superlative dining experiences in North America. St. Armand’s outstanding restaurants include well-known favorites like Cha Cha Coconuts and the Columbia Restaurant as well as distinctive dining experiences such as Cafe L’Europe and La Malinche. St. Armand’s Circle features 17 dining venues. Fashion retailers include Lilly Pulitzer and nearly 2 dozen other upscale retailers. At St. Armand’s Circle, you’ll also find gift shops, spas, salons, and professional services.

 

State-of-the-art resorts, including the Holiday Inn and Helmsley Sandcastle, are spread along the waterfront. Lido Key’s homes, seaside mansions, and stylish condos complete the picture of contrasts on Lido Key. Whether you’re seeking a dreamy escape from the modern world, or if you’re looking for the best that the modern world offers, you’re certain to find it on Lido Key.