Aric By The Sea has it all. It's a convenient spot at the mid-point between Ridgewood and North Atlantic Avenues, housing modern townhouses with individual yards and a large grass area to let your dog play on. The beach is even two blocks to the east. The neighborhood is a mix of condos, townhouses, and single-family homes on Johnson Avenue.
If you cruise over to A1A and head south, there will be a Publix Supermarket on your right where you can stock the pantry and pick from a selection of premium quality dog foods for your pup. If you head a little further south, you will find a large shopping center with several big-box shops as an alternative!
The one thing the City of Cape Canaveral does not allow is for dogs to be on the beach. In light of this restriction, an ordinance has been passed that allows them to be in most city parks! You'll want to take advantage of this when exploring the area.
Aric by the Sea sits in the middle of a large residential community where few of the streets have much in the way of sidewalks. This leaves you and your pup no choice but to take your walks to the streets. Luckily, the terrain is fairly flat, making it easy for pups of any ability level to get around with relative ease. Even an elderly dog should have no problem taking a short stroll through the neighborhood.
The best time of day to venture out with your pooch is early in the morning before rush hour gets started. At this time of day, there will be very little traffic and, during the summer months, it’s the only time of the day when it feels cool outside! With no sidewalks to walk on, be sure you use a short leash that allows you to keep your dog close to your side and under control.
Cape Canaveral passed an ordinance in 2018 that lifted the ban on dogs in the city parks. Today, dogs are not only permitted, but owners are encouraged to take their playful pups to the parks to play! They have provided doggy bag dispensers and waste receptacles to help keep the park clean and only require that your dog is on a leash in the area. There are several small parks nearby for you and your pup to explore.
If your pooch likes to socialize with others in an off-leash setting, the Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park is only ten to fifteen-minutes away. This park covers a vast area that is divided into sections for large and small dogs. There are water hoses for thirsty pups and lots of shade for everyone to enjoy.
In Cocoa Beach, you can also take your dog out along the coast and enjoy going for long sunrise walks! Be sure to enjoy this opportunity while you can!