Another milestone in Saltleaf’s evolution, the 72-slip public marina will provide thoughtful new access to Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Prominent Southwest Florida developer and project visionary London Bay Development Group announced today the commencement of construction of Saltleaf Marina, marking a major milestone in the development of the 500-acre coastal village of Saltleaf on Estero Bay. Featuring 72 slips and a five-star waterfront restaurant open to the public, the brand-new, world-class marina will serve as an invaluable amenity for residents of Saltleaf and the community at large.
This milestone is part of the first phase in the development of Saltleaf and follows the groundbreaking of its golf course last year. Set to create a new sense of place and inspire a connection between people and the natural surroundings, the master-planned community is distinguished by its unique location on one of Southwest Florida’s last great stretches of waterfront, enjoying nearly a mile of frontage on the state’s oldest aquatic preserve. Upon its full vision, the destination will also be home to Saltleaf Golf Preserve, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay, a town center with bustling retail, and other residential offerings.
Saltleaf Marina will accommodate vessels up to 30 feet in length and introduce thoughtful new access to Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, with boat slips available both to the public and for annual lease. Its prime waterfront location will also provide owners of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay the convenience of enjoying surrounding coastal experiences directly adjacent to the 30-acre luxury property.
An official groundbreaking ceremony was held to commemorate the event. Mark Wilson, CEO of London Bay Development Group, was joined by notable community members and municipality leaders, including Bonita Springs City Council Members Laura Carr and Jamie Bogacz, to celebrate the construction launch.
“We are extremely proud to see Saltleaf come to life and this milestone is an important step forward as we continue to make our vision for this spectacular coastal village a reality,” said Wilson. “Saltleaf Marina will be a unique launch point for our community, with new marinas being a rarity in today’s marketplace. It is one of many ways the community will enjoy the magnificent shoreline and countless attributes that make Saltleaf unlike any other Southwest Florida destination.”
The creation of Saltleaf on Estero Bay has made strides since breaking ground on Saltleaf Golf Preserve last summer. Designed by four-time major champion Raymond Floyd, the 18-hole golf course will open late this year, while the marina is slated for delivery in 2025 in conjunction with The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay, which will break ground this summer.
Upon its completion, the village of Saltleaf will present a new confluence of home and town where neighborhood trails lead to beautiful destinations to explore nearby activities. Only 20 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport, it is in a priceless location near the friendly town of Bonita Springs, with its sugar-white sand beaches, boutiques, galleries and restaurants, and a short drive from Naples.