lido key (lido beach)

Lido Beach is accessible from Downtown Sarasota within a couple of minutes via the Ringling Bridge, which leads you directly to St. Armands Circle, a very popular shopping district with wonderful options for dining.  Beyond "the circle", Lido Beach is to the South with the option of bayfront mansions or modest canal homes and even Beachfront condo buildings.  There is even a state park to land your boat and picnic or take a tour on your kayak in the mangroves.