Sunset Park is aptly named as you can watch the sunset over mainland Daytona Beach from your living room window. The neighborhood sits right next to the east bank of the Halifax River.
Living here puts you close enough to the beach that you can walk to it from
your front door! If you love clubbing, the Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club is a ten-minute drive away. The same applies to several of the finest restaurants in town. There is a small park
just down the road, but if you want a big park
to hike in, you will have to drive over to the mainland side
For those who like the warm weather, how does weeks in the 90s with endless blue skies sound? If you're tired of the cold winters up north, January temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s can be a welcome reprieve. This is what life in the Daytona Beach is like!
If you like flat terrain with little undulation to make your walks exciting, you have come to the right place. The peninsula has been developed so heavily that there isn't much challenge. The best you can do is walk around different blocks and vary your routes.
If you are going to make your pup walk on paved surfaces, be sure to keep an eye on the temperature outside as the pavement heats up fast. If you can't lay the back of your hand on it and hold it there for at least ten seconds, there is no reason for you to expect your dog to walk on it.
At the same time, you should keep a close eye on your dog's paws for abrasion damage, nicks, and cuts. During the summer months, you should plan to take your walks in the early morning hours before the sun comes out and turns the world into a frying pan.
Green space comes in many sizes and shapes, but how can you beat living this close to the beach? This is a green space on steroids! If you have the energy for it, you can literally walk for miles in either direction. However, you should probably limit your walks to halfway on the soft sand and the half on the wet sand.
The reason for this is simple! If you have ever walked in soft sand, you know how hard it can be. Your legs will be tough as nails and ready to take on any challenge after a while.
If you're looking for drier ground, you can cruise up to Tomoka and Bulow State Parks over on the mainland side. These parks offer 18,000 acres of dense woods to hike in, the Tomoka River, and hundreds of birds to look for along the way. You might even see a bald eagle or peregrine falcon swooping down on its prey.