Welcome to Pelican Bay
A lively community with a diverse array of homes
In the northern part of Naples lies Pelican Bay, an exclusive community with stunning homes and fantastic amenities. With easy access to waterfront dining, well-maintained fitness facilities, and private beaches, residents of Pelican Bay live the classic Floridian life of luxury.
Pelican Bay was originally established with the ideas of conservation and preservation in mind. Prior to its development, the Pelican Bay area was richly forested land surrounded by beaches and the ocean. A property group purchased this land in 1972, and they began planning to create a residential community here while also keeping much of the surrounding wildlife intact. As homes and amenities began being built, local officials ensured that areas such as the indigenous mangrove forest were preserved, creating a community layout based on what many today call “a model of environmental planning.”
Nowadays, the mangrove forest and surrounding areas are well-kept and closely monitored to ensure they thrive. Pelican Bay also has been developed to provide world-class amenities, incredible dining, and exclusive beach facilities to residents.
What to Love
- Amenity-rich area that provides residents with the opportunity for an active lifestyle
- Diverse home and property options to consider
- Relaxing, laid-back community vibes
Pelican Bay locals have their pick of incredible amenities to enjoy, so there is always something to do here. Some popular activities among residents here include golfing, kayaking, spending time at the beach, playing tennis, and enjoying state-of-the-art fitness facilities. With these options and plenty more, it's easy to understand how residents stay busy and active.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Pelican Bay offers fantastic dining, bars, and shopping to residents. One locals-only restaurant to love is Marker 36. This spot captures the essence of beachfront dining — with captivating views, helpful staff, and an impressive menu with fresh, seasonal fare. This is the place to be for a lovely, laid-back dinner with ocean views.
For a memorable night out, check out Gumbo Limbo, located at the Ritz-Carlton. With breathtaking waterfront views and an expansive menu with lots of fresh seafood dishes, guests leave feeling relaxed and satisfied. Be sure to try the lobster quesadilla or the grouper taco paired with one of their innovative cocktails. Dining here makes for a fun and lively experience you can’t get anywhere else!
For those who desire a laid-back weekend shopping experience, check out Mercato. Some big-name retailers here include Pandora, Nordstrom Rack, and Ulta, but guests can also explore smaller, more local boutiques as well. Mercato also has plenty of dining and bar options for visitors to check out, making this a great spot for transitioning afternoon shopping into an exciting night out.
Things to Do
Besides shopping and dining, Mercato also offers fun activities for Pelican Bay residents to participate in. Be sure to check out Sur La Table’s in-store cooking classes for a cute date-night activity with your partner. Afterward, you can enjoy a movie showing on a giant, inflatable screen on Mercato’s lawn.
Pelican Bay also offers stunning beaches and waterfront activities for residents to take advantage of. If you have yoga lovers in your life, they’ll need to check out beach yoga at the South Marker. This residents-only activity makes for the perfect relaxing morning spent centering oneself and taking in the stunning ocean views.
Pelican Bay has plenty of public and private schooling options for parents and their children to consider. For young students, parents should check out Sea Gate Elementary School. At this National Blue Ribbon School, parents can feel confident that their child is receiving a strong educational foundation while learning to thrive socially and academically with the help of a wonderful staff.