When Coral Ridge Properties purchased 2,330 acres from Barron Collier in 1972, they wanted to develop the beachfront while preserving the richly forested land. The community of Pelican Bay, which was first named Clam Bay, is a model of environmental planning, having preserved the mangroves and built higher density developments just on the outskirts. The result is a perfect marriage of Florida’s natural beauty with Naples’ sophistication.
The premier luxury community in northern Naples, Pelican Bay offers residents exclusive access to world-class amenities that include three Gulf-front restaurants, two tennis facilities, a 27-hole golf course, two boardwalks, a Fitness and Wellness Center, and private beaches. With venues easily accessible by the community’s comprehensive tram system, residents can just take a backseat and enjoy the ride.
What to Expect
Master-planned, coastal community connected by beautiful flora and fauna.
A master-planned, coastal community, Pelican Bay is a collection of gated and non-gated subdivisions connected by beautiful flora and fauna, ponds, and native Florida trees that will delight walkers, joggers, and bikers. With commercial building restrictions in the city of Naples, beachfront restaurants aren’t common, but in Pelican Bay, residents have exclusive access to three of their own. At the Sandbar Restaurant, Sunset Café, or Marker 36, residents can enjoy a delicious meal (with ice cream for dessert!), listening to waves wash ashore with all types of birdlife (including snowbirds) playing in the sand.
A strong community vibe that is both active and relaxing.
In Pelican Bay, residents will say that the vibe of their community is both active and relaxing. While there are ample ways to engage your body and mind at world-class athletic facilities, there are also ample ways to merely hang out and do nothing on the beach. Because Pelican Bay is its own self-contained world with a tram system as good as Disney’s, many residents like to stay on the property. But within a couple of miles, Waterside Shops offers a beautiful, upscale open-air shopping experience, and Artis Naples (formerly the Philharmonic) hosts nationally-renowned shows and concerts. Pelican Bay is the perfect blend of culture and natural beauty.
Everything you need without leaving the boundaries of the community.
With every top-notch amenity at your fingertips, charming destinations like historic Naples downtown may feel like a world away. But if your biggest problem is not wanting to leave home, you’re probably in the right place.
Every type of home imaginable within open or gated communities.
With priceless views of the Gulf of Mexico and forested conservation areas, high-rise and low-rise condos are the most common residence of Pelican Bay, but single-family homes, villas, and coach homes are also popular. Subdivisions each have their own unique architectural identities, with single-family homes contained within gated or non-gated communities. The most exclusive gated community is Bay Colony, which boasts its own private amenities, beachside high-rises, and The Strand, a gated community within a gated community that contains twelve unbelievable beachfront mansions.
You'll Fall in Love With
Mangrove forests on the boardwalk.
Almost every home is on the water with a dock that grants boaters direct access to Naples Bay, the Intercoastal Waterways, and the Gulf of Mexico. There’s nothing better than walking out your backdoor and climbing on your boat to escape to the sea. As one Aqualane Shores resident observed, “Living here is a dream come true.”