Gabriel by the Sea is a small townhouse neighborhood on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue. You can walk to the beach from your driveway in two minutes, but you can't take your dog as they aren't permitted. There is a parking lot at the end of the street for the public to use the beach access pass. Between the townhomes and Ridgewood, there is a small strip of grass the two of you can use to play around on.
From your home, the nearest shopping amenity is a drive of fewer than ten minutes south on Ridgewood Avenue. Along the West Cocoa Beach Causeway, you will find a number of stores, shopping centers, and restaurants to sample. If you take the causeway over to Merritt Island, there is the ubiquitous Walmart Supercenter and the Merritt Island Mall among many other stores, including places to buy food and treats for your pooch.
Ridgewood Avenue is a bustling thoroughfare throughout the day and may not be the best place to take your dog for a walk, especially if they aren't used to heavy traffic. However, there is very little in the way of sidewalks on this side of Ridgewood Avenue. This leaves you with only two options: you can walk along Ridgewood Avenue using the extra-wide sidewalk on the east side of the street or you can cross Ridgewood and then make use of the residential neighborhoods nearby.
You will find most of the streets have sidewalks for the two of you to make good use of along the area's flat terrain. There are, of course, morning and evening rush hours to deal with and the school buses that come and go through the area, but if you take your pup out early in the morning or wait for the traffic to die down, you can make use of the midday lull.
Here in Cape Canaveral, your dog may not be able to use the beach, but most of the city parks are open to our four-legged friends. The city has installed pet waste bag dispensers along with special receptacles for you to put them in. Be a good pet owner and clean up after your dog!
The two of you can walk to closest park triplex which includes the Cape Canaveral Baseball Park, City Center Park, and Sandpiper Park which cover a full city block. There is plenty of room for you to run about, especially when the baseball fields are not in use.
If you like the idea of being able to go for long walks on the beach with your pup, you will have to drive down to Cocoa Beach. The park has plenty of parking spaces, a large field to play in, and direct access to the beach where you and your pup can walk for as many miles as you want.