New Pass separates Lido Key
and Longboat Key
. There are several marinas in nearby Sarasota
to dock and launch from, as well as two public boat launches; one at Turtle Beach on Siesta Key
, and one at Centennial Park. However, many boaters choose Lido Key for their home, because of its easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, the abundant canals and bays along the Intercostal Waterway. All of the water and easy access to it make launching a power boat or sailboat simple, and that’s what makes Lido Key a boating paradise.