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. When entering the community, you can barely see any buildings; the landscaping makes you feel like being in a huge botanical garden. Located along Little Sarasota Bay in Sarasota, the 731 properties on 75 acres in six neighborhoods have slightly different architectural styles. None of the two-story Condos has an elevator, but the HOA allows the installation of stair lifts according to their rules and regulations. 

Pelican Cove is a Pet-Friendly Community

This pet-friendly waterfront neighborhood offers miles of scenic walkways; some are paved while others have soft surfaces (shell and mulch paths). Boardwalks lead through the mangroves facing Sarasota Bay. You may walk your pets on the paths and the boardwalk as well. There is a fenced area adjacent to the basketball court 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 Pavilion

The Pelican Pavilion clubhouse is the focal point of the community. While the Pavilion pool has a water temperature of 85 degrees at all times of the year. All other five pools are heated to 82 degrees. Each pool area includes restrooms, telephones, and WI FI.

Part of the Pavilion 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 Pavilion can be televised over Pelican Cove’s in-house TV station. 

More Clubhouses and Tennis Courts

 Pelican Cove is an extraordinary community with three recreational clubhouses and four lighted tennis courts. If the residents 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 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 harbor.  


Pelican Cove offers a plethora of amenities 

  • 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

Social activities and exploring nature

  • 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, pottery, sculpture, Latin and Tap Dance, and cooking classes.


Pelican Cove is centrally located with Sarasota Downtown 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.