Pelican Bay beaches are the community's finest amenity. These wonderful stretches of white sand border the entire western boundary for almost three miles. Beach attendants keep the beaches well-maintained and gladly set up lounge chairs, cabanas, and umbrellas from 9am to Sunset. The South Beach provides sailing boats and sea-kayaks and at the North Beach they provide sea-kayaks, available for Members and Guest enjoyment. The only form of motorized transport to the beaches is exclusively provided by the Pelican Bay Tram System. Another option is by a leisurely stroll down the boardwalk winding through the mangroves.
Pelican Bay was founded upon preservation, conservation, and development. More than 2,330 acres were purchased from Barron Collier of the Collier family in 1972 by Coral Ridge Properties (CRP). CRP, a division of Westinghouse (later known as Westinghouse Community Development Corporation and eventually, WCI Communities Inc.) hired the Environmental Planning and Design Firm (EPD) to carry out the plans for what is today called as, “a model of environmental planning”.
Pelican Bay was originally referred to as Clam Bay, but was renamed to Pelican Bay in 1974. The mangrove forest were designated a natural resource protection area by Collier County in 1982.
Today, the Pelican Bay Foundation currently maintains 43 acres of parks and recreation areas including, four beachfront restaurants, two tennis facilities, Community and Fitness Center.
There are a variety of homes and condominiums available in Pelican Bay, many who have beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico.
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