Kahnway Heights is located on the beachside peninsula and is a neighborhood with beachfront access for those who live here in this single-family home community. You might have to share the area with a couple of small hotels and plenty of tourists at the right time of year. There are quite a few taking up their share of the beach.
Living here does have many advantages, such as being within walking distance of a beach that millions visit every year. You also can't beat the weather here with summers in the 90s and endless blue skies. At the same time, winters in the area are in the 50s and 60s, providing perfect weather for spending Christmas on the beach.
Unfortunately, you'll have to drive to just about anything you want or need for your pup such as pet food stores and dog parks. But if you love the sand, sun, and surf, the tradeoff is well worth it!
The terrain here is mostly flat and sandy, but living on the beachside, you have to expect there to be plenty of sand. Kahnway Heights is another of the perfectly laid out communities with a gridwork of blocks that are perfect for creating walking routes for you and your dog to enjoy.
If you are going to stick to walking the sidewalks, you'll need to be aware that paved surfaces can easily damage the pads under your dog's paws. Pavement acts a lot like sandpaper and will quickly rub through the skin unless given time to get used to the texture. To do this, you should start out with short walks and slowly build your way up to longer walks in the future.
You'll need to be creative if you want your walks to remain fun. Try checking out different blocks, go for distance, or do anything you can to keep them fresh and interesting!
Living on the beachside puts you at a bit of a disadvantage if you are looking for a green space that is green and big enough for you to have room to run. But there is always the beach!
While it might not be green in color, it is one of the largest open spaces in the area. The beach is the perfect place to put in some serious miles hiking in the dual-terrain it offers. Up closer to A1A, the sand is soft and turns the everyday walk into something of a workout. This means putting extra effort into every step you both take, but the results are great leg muscles and amazing stamina.
If you prefer something a little greener, you can drive north to Tomoka or Bulow State Parks where you and your dog can enjoy over 18,000 acres of dense forest, hiking trails, and over 160 species of birds who call the area home.