Historic Buchan's Landing
Buchan's Landing Resort is located in the Village of Olde Englewood, near the historic site of Buchan's Landing. Buchan's Landing was where the old sailing ships docked, bringing goods and supplies from Tampa to Englewood in the days before there were any roads. Located on the shores of Lemon Bay, Buchan's Landing Resort is in the midst of one of eight aquatic preserves in Southwest Florida. The ambiance of the area is laid back and quiet, traffic is minimal.
Dearborn Street and Olde Englewood Village
Buchans Landing Resort is located on the water at the end of Dearborn St. From live bait, to a wireless internet coffee shops, to fine art, Olde Englewood Village has lots of places to shop and dine all with in walking distance. Please visit the Olde Englewood Village Association Website at www.OldeEnglewood.com.
Across the bay, there are three public beaches on the Gulf of Mexico: Englewood Beach, Middle Beach (also known as Blind Pass) and Manasota Beach. The road that connects the beaches is a beautiful ride, called "Canopy Road", so named because of its true canopy of heritage trees. Each beach has its own special appeal. On these beaches, one can find prehistoric sharks teeth and beautiful shells.
Miles of barrier islands follow the coastline all the way down to Fort Myers, with quiet bays and inlets just waiting to be discovered. Two unique and beautiful islands, Cayo Costa and Don Pedro are designated as state parks are only accessible by boat. We are just a few miles from Boca Grande, famous for world class tarpon fishing.
The Arts / Restaurants
While relaxing with nature may be the most obvious amenity, our community and the surrounding area has so much more to offer. Artists from all over the country and the world have journeyed to The Hermitage, an artists retreat on Manasota Key. Englewood's own Lemon Bay Playhouse is located near the resort and features many fine performances. Venice and Englewood both boast art centers, offering gallery sales and art classes as well as featuring regional and national shows from time to time. The Village of Olde Englewood is considered an art "enclave" with many small art galleries & restaurants within just a few minutes walk from the resort.
There are four county parks close by, Indian Mound, Cedar Point, Lemon Bay and the "Rec Center", the later being an easy walk from the resort and featuring tennis, basketball and softball as well as a playground for the kids. Indian Mound Park, just 3/10ths of a mile south of the resort has nature trails and a convenient boat ramp.
Within easy driving and/or boating distance, you'll find seven state parks. Stump Pass is the closest and it is our access to the Gulf of Mexico. For off-shore fishing, through Stump Pass the Gulf is 15 minutes away. The largest state park in Florida is Myakka River State Park. If you wish to see alligators, this is the place to go. Rent a canoe or a bicycle and see nature up close. Myakka also features an elevated rope bridge seventy five feet into the treetops, allowing you to explore the arboreal side of Florida. Excellent fresh water fishing and bird watching abound. Oscar Scherer State Park features the coastal ecosystem. Gasparilla Island (access by car or boat), Don Pedro (boat and ferry access) and Cayo Costa (boat only) all feature the nature of our barrier islands.
Not many coastal communities can boast the unspoiled natural resources found in our area. Sunny days, spectacular sunsets, miles of quiet beaches and abundant wildlife truly make this a special part of Florida. Manatees, dolphins and sea turtles abound in our waters while bald eagles, ospreys, blue herons, great snowy egrets, pelicans, wood stork and ibis grace the skies.
Florida is known for golf. With over 100 golf courses within the three county area known as the Suncoast, we're sure you'll never have to play the same course twice! Just 5 minutes away, the Englewood Public Sports Complex has lighted tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts and weight room.
We are located 13 miles from the Charlotte county fair ground and Baseball Stadium and home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Spring Training and 25 miles from the Baltimore Orioles spring training in Sarasota.
Sarasota - St. Armand's Circle
Once the winter home of the "Greatest Show On Earth" (the movie was even filmed here!), Sarasota's circus heritage lives on. The Ringling Museum features the largest collection of art work by the great masters, in the Americas. Located on the grounds of the museum is the Ringling Mansion, this opulent bay front home of John and Mabel Ringling is open to the public (admission of Saturdays is free) and there is also a Circus Museum featuring restored circus wagons. Sarasota's Jungle Gardens is a great place to picnic as well as to enjoy the bird and reptile shows. G'Wiz is a hands on exploration of the sciences that will appeal to kids of all ages. The famous Mote Marine Laboratory is also located in Sarasota -- a fun and educational experience with marine sciences. St. Armand's Circle features world class shopping.
Orlando theme parks are 2.5 hours from the resort.