Pelican Landing Bonita Springs, Florida
Pelican Landing is a masterfully planned on 2,365 acres of land in Bonita Springs, Florida. It is bordered on the south by Spring Creek, which the State of Florida designated an “Outstanding Florida Water,” and on the west by Estero Bay, an aquatic preserve leading to the Gulf of Mexico. The northern boundary is Coconut Road.
The Pelican Landing is located west of US 41 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Bonita Springs is south of the city of Fort Myers and north of the city of Naples. From Interstate 75, exit 116 is the closest exit. Southwest Florida International Airport is approximately 20-30 minutes away. The new Coconut Point Mall is within biking distance.
Preserving the pristine natural beauty of this community has been achieved through careful planning. Towering, mature live oaks, pine trees, and cypress trees are intertwined with winding roads. Intimate neighborhoods are landscaped with wild palmettos, slash pines, and Florida’s state tree, the sabal palm. Pelican Landing home owners are encouraged to use existing vegetation in their landscape plans and to supplement with native plants as much as possible.
Pelican Landing began in 1985 with the creation of the 18-hole Pelican’s Nest Golf Club. The course architect is Tom Fazio and is set on 369 acres. It was originally planned to be a sister community of Pelican Bay. The developer of Pelican Landing, WCI Communties, began purchasing property in the surrounding area to expand development. It wasn’t long before Pelican Landing became one of the premiere Bonita Springs communities. The course now boasts 36 holes.
Pelican Landing’s housing styles include single family homes, villas, coach homes, garden condominiums, mid-rise condominiums, and bay front highrise tower condominiums with sweeping bay and gulf views.
The Pelican Landing Community Association, Inc. (PLCA) is the master association for the community. The Association is dedicated to maintaining the community, preserving it’s natural beauty, controlling access to the community, and managing recreational amenities. The PLCA management office is located at: 24501 Walden Center Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
Pelican Landing offers a variety of amenities.
Fitness Center: The Fitness Center, located in the Community Center, is a Pelican Landing Community Association amenity. The Association maintains this 2,400 square foot, state-of-the-art Fitness Center equipped with cardiovascular and resistance equipment permitting both aerobic and strength training for a balanced exercise program. The Fitness Center offers the opportunity for any resident of Pelican Landing to get physically fit. A list of personal trainers is available from the Activities Director.
Entry and access can only be gained by a photo I.D. card.
Beach Park: A beautiful 34-acre gulf island Beach Park is one of Pelican Landing Community Association’s amenities. It is located at the northern end of Big Hickory Island, the Beach Park is accessible by Pelican Landing’s boat shuttle from Coconut Point Marina. Visitors may enjoy swimming, sunning, shelling, bird watching, or even fishing. Facilities include a beach house with open decks, restrooms, shower facilities, nature library, two open-air picnic pavilions, and a large screened in picnic pavilion with deck. Beach chairs and umbrellas are provided.
Sailing Center: Open sailing, courtesy sailboat rides and free sailing lessons and qualifications sessions are available by appointment. Races and other activities are available, also.
Bocce Court: The bocce courts are located behind the Community Center. During the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. daily, bocce courts can be reserved for play. Residents may reserve a bocce court up to three days in advance by visiting the Community Center front desk. For all other hours, bocce courts can be used by those who have their own equipment on a first come, first served basis.
Tennis Center: Twelve state-of-the-art tennis courts are available to residents and their guests seven days a week. The Tennis Center is managed by an experienced tennis professional. Club events such as tournaments, resident tennis socials, and league play are organized and available to residents. Lessons are available.
Canoe/Kayak Park: The Canoe Park is located on Pelican’s Nest Drive. It is one of Pelican Landing Community Association’s amenities. The canoes and kayaks are for residents to use on Spring Creek, a quiet creek that leads to Estero Bay. The Canoe Park includes a launch, docks, scenic boardwalk, and picnic area. In addition, there are canoe/kayak racks for resident-owned vessels.
The Communities of Pelican Landing are listed below and also see the Pelican Landing site map
THE TIDES AT PELICAN LANDING If you are looking for information specifically related to The Tides, as it is not a community within Pelican Landing. It is simply built next to Pelican Landing.