Beachside Townhomes Second sits on Adams Avenue, less than two blocks from the beach and one block from Cape View Elementary School. This is a relatively tranquil neighborhood with most of the traffic flowing by on Riverside Drive. Most of the homes are townhomes and small condos, even over on the beachside, instead of the massive condos seen a little further to the south.
Living up here means having to drive to find essential amenities such as grocery stores, pet supplies, and other necessities like pharmacies. There are two Walmart Supercenters in Merritt Island: one at the north end of town and one on the West Cocoa Beach Causeway.
While your dog is not allowed on the beach in Cape Canaveral, the city does allow dogs on leashes in the city parks. The nearest park is less than a ten-minute walk from your home, so you definitely have an option to venture to, should you need it.
One of the advantages to living this far northeast is that the traffic is not as heavy as you would see on the west side where traffic from the cruise ship lines have many parking lots. This doesn't mean you won't be dealing with any traffic at all. You still have to deal with morning and evening rush hours. The best thing you can do to avoid this is to get out and go for your long walks early in the morning before traffic starts building up.
The one thing you and your pup must learn to deal with is the amount of pedestrian traffic which tends to venture frequently in this area due to the flat terrain being easy to navigate. From kids playing on the sidewalks and in their yards to locals and tourists going to and from the beach, you and your pooch will be dealing with lots of people during the day.
There are several city parks for you and your dog to use. The nearest one is Cherie Down Park at the end of Washington Avenue at the beach. This park offers a large area of grass with shade trees for you and your dog to run around in. It's not only conveniently close, but has plenty of space, making it the perfect place for the two of you to go for a play date.
Fifteen minutes to the south, Cocoa Beach has a public dog park where your dog can run around off-leash. The park offers 32,000 square feet of enclosed space that is divided into areas for small and large dogs. Each section has a hose to provide the pups with water, lots of shade, and plenty of chairs for those who go about on two feet to relax on while their furry friends run around together, making new friends.