Harbourside Sunsets Condo is a small condominium unit located on the banks of the Halifax River and only a few blocks from the beach. The condos were renamed from Newport Apartments after being converted to condos. Being over on the beachside puts you within walking distance of the beach and A1A where you will find dozens of tasty restaurants serving up and an incredible variety of cuisine including seafood. The nearest dog-friendly parks are within driving distance. As for pet supply stores, plan on getting in the car and heading back over to the mainland side of town.
Living in Daytona Beach means being able to get out and go for walks virtually every day of the year, even in January when daytime temperatures are in the upper 40s. You never have to worry about snow! Summer averages weeks of endless sunshine and temperatures in the 90s and up, so prepare for some significant humidity.
The terrain here is relatively flat and has little to offer in the way of a challenge for you and your dog to take on. To either side of the condos, there are vacant lots, but they are not for you to take your pup for a walk on as they are marked with "No Trespassing" signs. Thankfully, both sides of S. Peninsular Dr. have sidewalks that run for miles in both directions.
You will also find that the neighborhoods between the condos and the beach also have plenty of sidewalks that you can use to go virtually anywhere in the area. Do keep in mind that paved surfaces can be rough on your dog's paws. Be sure you start out with short walks to give them time to toughen up to the point where they can take on longer walks. During the summer months, watch for heated pavement to keep your pup's paws safe.
Living on the banks of the Halifax River affords you little in the way of green space. The vacant lots on either side of the condo buildings are private property and not for you to take walks on.
Fortunately, a short drive to the north will take you to the Tomoka State Park. This park offers a one-half mile interpretive trail that slices through the hardwood hammock. The trail will take you through Nocoroco, the site of an ancient Timucuan Indian village.
During the summer months, you need to take precautions to protect yourself from the clouds of mosquitoes who live here. For a little extra fun, the park has become quite popular with Geocachers who have placed numerous trinkets and treasures throughout the park for you and to find. Geocaching is a great way to add a little fun to your walks and could lead to you going all over the state in search of more treasures!