Reed Circle is a small neighborhood of larger homes on the Halifax River, only 2.5 blocks from the beach. Those who live here have access to an incredible variety of restaurants and eateries all up and down S. Atlantic Ave. From pizza to seafood and American to Mediterranean cuisine, you can find it here. Along with this, S. Atlantic Ave. is home to numerous clubs, bars, and tiki lounges for those who like to party and have a good time.
Pet stores and dog-parks, however, are not quite so close. Unless you don’t mind buying your dog food from Dollar General or Publix, you will have to drive back over to the mainland. Living on the beachside, however, means being within walking distance of the beach, the perfect place for you and Fido to go for walks in the early morning hours before the sun cranks the temperature up to the high 90s.
Like most of the beachside, the terrain here is exceptionally flat and has little to offer in the way of challenge or excitement for your walks. At least it doesn't if you don’t take the time to put some thought into where your daily strolls are likely to take you. The two of you can walk around different blocks or go up Peninsula Dr. and then walk over to Atlantic Ave.. Since your dog uses their sense of smell to explore, the more new or varied territory you can expose them to, the more they will enjoy getting out and about.
The last thing your dog wants is to keep going around the same block day after day. This can easily lead to boredom! You'll want to explore these flat areas and take advantage of the distance that you are able to cover because of the easier terrain.
Unfortunately, there aren't many parks on the beachside for you and Fido to enjoy. One thing you can do, however, is take your dog down to the beach every day. The beach, while tan in color, can be considered green space and offers both of you a challenging place to walk.
The World's Most Famous Beach offers you two different types of terrain to walk on. The first is the soft, dry sand that tends to be hard to walk in. This type of sand sucks at your feet and Fido's paws, working leg muscles that might otherwise not get enough of a workout. Once you go as far in the soft sand as you can take, you can turn around and walk back close to the water where the sand is firm and much easier to walk on. Where else can you get this kind of workout while enjoying the sound of waves lapping at the beach?