Convair Cove consists of two "isles" sticking out into the Banana River from Cedar Avenue near the Minuteman Causeway. The homes here are upscale and many sit on canals that lead into the Banana River. Most of the homes that do sit on the water have a dock where boats can be tied up or that you can fish from. Those who live at the end of each isle have an amazing view of the water and the small islands that form part of the Thousand Islands group surrounding Flowing Well Creek.
For your basic shopping needs, there are several stores and restaurants along the Minuteman Causeway and in the surrounding area. This includes two small local grocery stores where you can pick up the basics. Less than ten minutes to the north, you will find a Publix supermarket where there is plenty of food for every member of your family.
Both isles have a loop road running through them, but neither has sidewalks for you and your dog to use for your daily walks. This is a working community filled with families. You should expect to see a small amount of traffic during the morning and afternoon rush hours, but with so few homes on each isle, it isn't anything significant. Despite this, you and your dog should try to plan your walks during the quieter hours.
The one thing you do have to be careful of when walking your dog along the streets is the approach of other local pedestrians. If your pup is particularly skittish, you may have some issues with how congested this neighborhood can be. Try to stick to some of the nearby park or greenway areas to provide your pup with more space as the streets in this region can be fairly close together and hard to avoid.
The northern isle has a small park at the west end. This park has a small playground and lots of grass for you and your dog to play on. Beyond this, the nearest green space is the beach, only a fifteen-minute walk to the east. Here in Cocoa Beach, the areas from 4th Street down to the north edge of Murkshe Park is open to dogs. However, there are very specific hours when dogs are permitted. Be sure you use a short leash and that you clean up after your pooch using the available pet waste disposal containers provided at each public entrance.
The public dog park is less than ten minutes to the north and offers your dog plenty of space to run around off-leash in either the small breed or large breed area. Each of these areas has a water hose for the pups and lots of plastic chairs for you to sit on in the shade while your dog takes off and plays.