Coronado Beach is a long section of the beachfront along South Atlantic Avenue. It is home to several large and small condominiums running from slightly north of East 3rd Avenue down to East 22nd. All of the properties here are beachfront with an outstanding view of the Atlantic and coastline. For those of you who are early risers, be sure you get up at least once to take a walk just as the sun comes up over the horizon.
Living this close to East 3rd Avenue means being close to important amenities such as shops, bars, restaurants, and a Publix grocery store. Publix not only carries all the groceries you are likely to need but also a selection of quality dog foods to make sure the furry member of your family always has plenty to eat. It also puts you right on top of the beach which is a wonderful place to go for walks.
Living on the beach and, at the same time, on the main north-south highway running down the coast means having to deal with a significant amount of traffic during the day, especially during rush hours and peak tourist season. At the same time, you will be dealing with a lot of pedestrian traffic during the day due to the number of condos, the beachfront, and the variety of shops and restaurants along South Atlantic and East 3rd Street.
The land here on the peninsula tends to be relatively flat, leaving you and your pooch to find ways to be more creative with your walks. With the beach right at hand, there is very little reason to be out walking your pup on the sidewalks. If you feel you must use them, be sure you keep your dog on a short leash for their safety as you venture through the community.
Living on the beachside peninsula or directly on the beach means having access to several broad areas of green space. The beach runs for miles from the Ponce Inlet all the way to Port Canaveral. No one is suggesting that the two of you try to make this hike, however, the two of you can make the most of the terrain that the coastline offers day to day.
On the other side of the Indian River North is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This nature preserve covers more than 1,600 acres and offers you the chance to wander along a myriad of trails, including one that leads all the way to Rose Bay and back. The heavily shaded trails are very popular with dog-walkers, cyclists, and horseback riders. The best time of the day to be out here is in the early morning before the trails get too busy.