The Summer Winds Condos sit midway between the beach to the east and the Halifax River to the west on Oakridge Boulevard. This area puts you close to the best restaurants and clubs in the city and the beachside is where all the action is. But there is more to living on the beachside than great restaurants and amazing nightclubs! After all, you are living next to the World's Most Famous Beach where the summer sun never stops shining, the skies are blue, and the surf is like bathwater all summer long.
Whether you are into surfing or simply like taking your pup for a walk on the sand, you can't beat this region. The only thing missing is dog-friendly parks that are big enough to play in, but you always have the coastline where the two of you can roam for miles in either direction for as long as you need to.
The terrain on the beachside doesn't vary much from one side to the other. It's all pretty flat here, which might not sound very exciting. But if you put your mind to it, there are plenty of ways you can turn walking into a novel experience for your pup by choosing different blocks to walk around each day. The more variety you can build into your walks, the better. Try going for long walks on even days and short walks on odd days! Use the many blocks to create new walking routes that are going to give your dog plenty of new smells to check out along the way.
If you are going to stick to walking on paved surfaces, remember that during the summer months, they can heat up and cause discomfort and injury to puppy paws. Try to take your walks during the summer months early in the morning before everything starts heating up.
The one thing living on the beachside doesn't seem to offer much of is green space. Unless you count the seemingly endless beach! Living close to the ocean, the beach is the perfect place for you to go hiking. You can use the soft sand to get in some serious walking workouts thanks to the way it pulls at your feet. You can then walk on the wet sand on the way back to give your legs a break on the way back. Don't forget to kick off your socks and shoes so you can play in the surf with your pup!
If you prefer something a little shadier, you can cruise up to both Tomoka State Park and Bulow State Park where you can spend hours hiking along the trails and searching for members of the 160 different species of birds that live here. You may also find whitetail deer, black bears, and even the occasional gator.