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Pelican Landing of Bonita Springs
The naturally beautiful Pelican Landing community encompasses 2,365 acres 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.
Careful planning and development of Pelican Landing has preserved the pristine natural
beauty of this community. Winding roadways throughout the community are shadowed
by majestic live oaks, pine trees, and other native trees and vegetation. Intimate
neighborhoods are filled with wild palmettos, slash pines, and Florida's state tree, the
Homeowners are encouraged to use existing vegetation in their landscape plans and to
supplement with native plants as much as possible. By working with nature, our
homeowners enjoy a community that blends with its natural setting.
Pelican Landing had its start in 1985 with the creation of the 18-hole Pelican's Nest Golf
Club. The course, set on 369 acres, was specifically designed by golf course architect
Tom Fazio to serve the nearby Ritz Carlton and Registry hotel guests from sister
community Pelican Bay. As Pelican's Nest grew in popularity, the developer- WCI,
began purchasing the surrounding property. In 1989, the community of Pelican Landing
emerged as a premier residential community in this area.
The first residents of the community moved into Pelican Landing in February 1990.
Since then, Pelican Landing has grown to include single family homes, villas, coach
homes, garden condominiums, mid-rise condominiums, and bay-front high-rise
condominiums. 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. The Canoe Park is located on Pelican's
Nest Drive. It is another 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.