Lido Key Topo Map

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Lido Key is one of the islands that enclose Sarasota Bay close to the southern end. Although Lido Key is accessible by road, this trip begins on Siesta Key to enhance the island experience by adding the short return crossing of Big Sarasota Pass to the circuit of Lido Key. A small wildlife refuge and park occupies the southern end of Lido Key, with a park recreation beach bordering the Pass and man-grove tunnels to explore extending behind. At the northern end are the twin attractions of the Pelican Man bird rehabilitation center and Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, a marine research station. Both are open to the public, making this a great place to stop midway through the trip to get a close-up view of many species of local birds and of the sea life that often lurks somewhere beneath your kayak when you paddle—including sharks, barracuda, manatees, and turtles. I enjoyed drifting on clear water in the evening light, past the end of the bathing beaches on the western side of Lido Key and out into Big Sarasota Pass, looking down at the dark shapes of rays swimming across the sandy bottom. The offshore sandbank on the south end collects swells and boat wakes and heaps them into fun surfing waves larger than elsewhere in the area.
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Bradenton, Florida

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