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Lido Key & St. Armands

Welcome to St. Armands Key - an island shopping center removed from the bustle of the mainland by two bridges over magnificent Sarasota Bay. Unique in concept, history, and beauty, St. Armands provides an unforgettable experience for visitors from all over the world.

Set amidst a tropical paradise, St. Armands is an enchanting circle of fine shops and gourmet restaurants. Renowned as a market place with a continental flavor, it is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Lush tropical plantings, courtyards and patios, antique statuary and contemporary architectural design skillfully contribute to an international atmosphere of friendly warmth, enduring elegance, and timeless style. Relax in the restaurants, explore the shops - from trinkets to treasures, gourmet snacks to candlelight feasts, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle.

Today, more than 130 stores on St. Armands Circle pamper customers from all areas of the United States and many foreign countries, but in the early 1900's, the key was just a mangrove island too far from the small fishing village of Sarasota to attract much attention.

The St. Armands Circle experience is indeed a memorable one. Come explore and enjoy a day of European style shopping with a gourmet lunch in a cosy cafe. Smell the flowers, sit in the sun, browse through the stores - you'll want to return to St. Armands year after year.

Lido Key Beach

From St. Armand's Circle drive strictly west for approx. 500 yards and you reach South Lido Park with Picnic area and a a beautiful beach.

St. Armand Circle on Lido Key, Sarasota
St.Armand Circle on Lido Key, Sarasota



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