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Lido Beach & Pool
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It’s many amenities include a swimming pool, pavilion, ample parking, beach wheelchairs, con- cessions, picnic facilities, a gift shop, a playground, clean, modern restrooms and a recreation building. The swim pavilion includes a 25-meter lap pool with five lanes for lap swimming.
The beach is the former site of the Lido Beach Casino, which opened in May 1940 and became a magnet for residents and visitors alike. Its design incorporated Art Deco aspects with modern and Frank Lloyd Wright accents. Demolished in 1969,
You’ll find Lido Beach and pool situated on 15 acres along the Gulf of Mexico and Lido Key, a half-mile southwest of St. Armands Circle at 400 Ben Franklin Drive.
this wonderful community complex took the casi- no’s place roughly one year later.
The Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion is open from 10am - 4:45 pm Tuesday through Sunday, weath- er permitting. It’s closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Alcoholic beverages, food, drink and pets aren’t permitted inside the pool’s fenced-in area. Daily fees vary based on age; three-month seasonal and annual passes are available. For more information, call (941) 329-6181. d
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