Nettie Robbins epitomizes beachside living in Daytona with large, expensive homes sitting on the Halifax River in a relatively well-protected neighborhood. Living here puts you within a five-minute walk to the beach and several restaurants including an IHOP and Fratelli's Pizzeria. However, if you are looking for a dog park or a pet supply store, it's going to be a bit of a drive back over to the mainland.
Living here does put you within a short drive of some of the top restaurants and nightclubs in town such as the Ocean Deck and the Dancing Avocado Kitchen. If you live on the beachside, you probably love the summer sun, something you will get plenty of here. In fact, with summer temperatures in the 90s and approximately 230 days of sunshine, you and your pup should be able to go for a walk just about every day of the year.
The terrain here is typical of what you might expect to find anywhere on the beachside. It's mostly flat and residential with plenty of blocks to take your daily walks. While having distinct blocks to walk around might seem a bit boring, it does offer you the opportunity to vary your walks just enough to keep them interesting.
The one thing you might not like is the lack of sidewalks. This means you are stuck walking on the roads for a large percentage of the time. Be sure you wear light-colored clothing to help motorists see you.
Then there is the heat. During the summer when afternoon temperatures are in the 90s, it is too hot for your pup to be outside as they can quickly succumb to heat stroke. During this time of year, the pavement can reach high temperatures that make walking uncomfortable or painful. Take your dog out in the early morning hours to avoid this discomfort.
When it comes to green spaces, living over on the beachside puts you next to 23 miles of open area in the form of Daytona Beach. This is the perfect place to take your pup for their daily walks.
The beach offers the two of you a serious workout for your leg muscles and lungs. All you have to do is start your walks in the soft, dry sand at one edge of the coast. This sand tends to suck at your feet, making it hard to walk. If you start in the dry sand and go as far as you can, then you can use the wet sand at the water's edge to walk back to your starting point. This sand is much easier to walk on and the two of you can play around in the surf and have a little fun together in the early morning sun!