Sunset Cove is an upscale riverfront community between 9th Street and 11th Street along Brevard Avenue. The majority of the houses sit on both sides of Cove View Court which is a road ending in a cul-de-sac. There are a few more on Harbor Circle. There is one small lake and those homes on the river have boat docks that can also be used for fishing. If you own an ocean-worthy boat, you can even cruise from the area to Port Canaveral!
There are several shops, including two grocery stores along South Orlando Avenue, close to the intersection with the Minuteman Causeway that carry the basic essentials. If you need more, then a trip north to the West Cocoa Beach Causeway is in order. Here, you will find the Bealls Outlet Center and a Winn-Dixie supermarket in a small shopping center along with several local and chain restaurants in the surrounding area.
Most of Sunset Cove is set on a tranquil cul-de-sac. The only traffic you must deal with during the week is from those going to or coming from work. During the school year, you will also have the school buses to deal with twice a day. This is one of the few neighborhoods in town with flat, easy-to-manage sidewalks that run along both sides of the road, making it safe and easy to get around.
You and your dog can walk for miles along South Brevard, but you must keep your dog on a short leash to keep them safe from traffic and pedestrians. If the two of you must walk near other people, do your best to give them room to walk past you safely. Heading out of this region can easily take you to one of the busier routes in the region, so double check your walking plans to ensure that you and your dog are walking in the best areas.
The two of you can use the grass around the lake for short walks and playtime, but there is also a public parking lot and beach access at the east end of South 10th Street. Dogs are permitted on the beaches from 6 to 10 AM and 5 to 7PM, so you can enjoy some of the sandy terrain during these hours. The two of you can walk for miles in either direction while you are enjoying the salty tang of fresh breezes blowing in off the Atlantic. Your dog must be on a leash if the two of you are going to be in this area.
The city also has a public dog park which is part of the Lori Wilson Park. It offers almost an acre of fenced-in shady play space for your dog to run around in off-leash. There is water for the dogs and plenty of seating for dog owners to use!