Sarasota Gay Beach
North Lido was once famous for its acceptance of nude sunbathers, but this is no longer the case. However, the quiet, northern reaches of the key are popular with Sarasota's LGBTQ community.
North Lido is famous for its "trails" that are sometimes used for those wishing to be discrete. There are no amenities at Sarasota's Gay Beach so you will want to being everything you would need for a day at the beach.
When visiting Sarasota's Gay Beach, please make sure to check-in on facebook and use #sarasotaOUT and #sarasotagaybeach hashtags on social media to help spread the word about our gay beach.
Address: 1-85 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236.
We recommend taking Uber or Lyft to the 1-85 John Ringling Blvd Parking lot.
Use the first beach access located at John Ringling Blvd at 1-85 John Ringling Blvd Parking, then follow the beach to the right for 700 ft.
PARKING: There is parking around St Armands Circle, along Benjamin Franklin Drive, or at 1-85 John Ringling Blvd Parking