Pelican Cove – like a Botanical Garden

Pelican Cove Sarasota FL

Living in a Jungle

Pelican Cove is a unique, gated Condominium Community in a lush natural setting, located along Little Sarasota Bay in Sarasota. When entering the community, you can barely see any buildings; the landscaping makes you feel like being in a huge botanical garden. The 731 properties on 75 acres in six different neighborhoods have all a slightly different architectural style. None of the two-story Condos has an elevator, but the HOA allows to install stairlifts according to their rules and specifications. 

Pelican Cove is a Pet-Friendly Community

This pet-friendly waterfront neighborhood offers miles of scenic walkways; some of them are paved while others have a soft surface (shell and mulch paths). Boardwalks are leading through the mangroves facing the bay. Pets may be walked on the paths and the boardwalk as well. Adjacent to the basketball court is a fenced area where dogs are permitted to play off the leash. Dog owners often meet at the play area on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Two pets per resident (including guest pets) are permitted. 

The Pelican Pavillion

The focal point of the community is the Pelican Pavillion clubhouse. While the Pavillion pool is always heated to 85 degrees, all other five pools are heated to 82 degrees. Each pool area includes restrooms, telephones, and WIFI.

Part of the Pavillion is a large auditorium with a stage that seats up to 245 people. Concerts, exercise classes, lectures, meetings, movies, art shows, dancing, and parties take place in the auditorium. All events at the Pavillion can be televised over Pelican Cove’s in-house TV station. 

More Clubhouses and Tennis Courts

The three recreational clubhouses and four lighted tennis courts make Pelican Cove an extraordinary community. If the resident s want action, they can have action all day long. 

A Home for your Boat

The community offers 20- to 40- foot boat slips in a private harbor with kayak and canoe storage. A wide channel leads into the Little Sarasota Bay.  From there the boaters can follow the Intracoastal Waterway or go directly into the Gulf of Mexico. Not too many communities have their own harbor.  

Pelican Cove is centrally located and Sarasota Downtown is just a short drive away. Siesta Key Beach is in close proximity as well as Venice to the south. 

Pelican Cove offers a plethora of amenities and social activities

  • Six heated swimming pools plus a spa, 
  • for each of the six subdivisions a sauna, 
  • three community centers, 
  • a grand piano, 
  • laundry facilities, 
  • exercise room, 
  • library, 
  • four lighted tennis courts, 
  • shuffleboard, 
  • a professional photography studio, 
  • a sculpture studio, 
  • a woodworker’s shop, 
  • a basketball court, 
  • several fishing gazebos, 
  • six miles of exquisite walking and nature trails, 
  • a dog run, 
  • a butterfly garden, 
  • many social club activities like card club, tennis club, singles club, computer club, boat harbor club, kayak club, woodworking club, photography club, 
  • and many events not associated with club membership, like meditation classes, Tai-Chi, Ping-Pong, water exercise classes, pottery classes, sculpture classes, Latin and Tap Dance classes, and cooking classes.


Pelican Cove is centrally located, and Sarasota Downtown is just a short drive away. Siesta Key Beach is nearby, and Venice is only ten miles further to the south. The three international airports of Sarasota, Tampa, and Fort Myers are serving the area.