Sitting on the edge of Callalisa Park, the Coronado Arms Condo overlooks a small waterway that leads out into the Indian River North. Living on the beachside section of town means being less than five minutes from the beach. The bulk of the area around the condo to the north is residential, but to the south is East 3rd Avenue, a mecca of restaurants and a Publix grocery store where you can buy both people and puppy food.
Living in these condos not only puts you close to the beach and the oceanfront, but you are right next to the South Causeway which is one of two bridges that lead from the peninsula to the mainland. From here, you have direct access to the coast along with several other places where you and your dog can enjoy going for walks and getting out in the fresh air and Florida sunshine.
Living this close to where the South Causeway sits means learning to live with heavy traffic that tends to be at its heaviest from early in the morning until late into the evening. Thankfully, there is no reason for you and your dog to be out on East 3rd Avenue for your walks as there is the park and plenty of residential space to the north where both of you will be far safer.
Along with plenty of vehicular traffic to the south, you can expect to see a lot of pedestrian traffic along the streets around you as people tend to walk to the beach rather than drive there. Beyond the sidewalk running along the main thoroughfare, you won't find many to walk on. In fact, you and your pup will be spending a lot of time walking on the roads. Be sure you take the appropriate steps to ensure both of you remain safe.
Callalisa Park is the closest green space and offers a boat ramp, a large area of grass, and a vast swath of woods for the two of you to play in. At the same time, you are just across the road from the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve. This vast area of waterways and islands is part of the Indian River Lagoon Network and is home to a pod of dolphins. You can explore the entire area by boat but be sure you bring a tracking GPS as you can't see landmarks once you are in the water channels.
The beach is a five-minute drive to the east and offers miles of sand to hike on. Perhaps you can take the time to hunt for seashells or a few extra minutes to go swimming. Keep in mind that the beach does allow vehicular traffic, so the best time of day to go walking is early in the morning before things start getting busy.