Fountains of New Smyrna Beach is a multistory condominium unit located along S Atlantic Avenue. Those on the beachside of the building can watch some of the most spectacular sunrises on a crystal-clear summer morning.
From the doors of the building, you can take a walk out onto the sand with your dog for their daily walks. Right across the street are a couple of restaurants and a large discount chain store. But if you want more places to eat or a grocery store, it should take you no more than ten minutes up to E 3rd Avenue where there is a supermarket that carries a large selection of dog food as well as groceries.
Here, you will also find an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs, and taverns that are very much worth checking into. Alternatively, you can go further north to Flagler Avenue, a historic street filled with eclectic shops and boutiques, more places to eat, and taverns.
Living anywhere along A1A means dealing with being in an area where traffic remains busy all day long and into the night. A1A is a major thoroughfare running up and down the coast, so traffic includes a fair number of commercial vehicles along with plenty of tourists and locals. Walking your dog along it is only recommended they are used to heavy traffic and lots of people.
There are many small parks in the vicinity, but with the beach at your doorstep, you really don't need them. However, you should keep in mind that motorized vehicles are allowed on the coastal areas and there does tend to be a lot of traffic which can make walking your dog challenging during the day. The best time of day to get out is early in the morning before the rest of the world follows suit. This way, you can avoid the traffic and risk of injury to you or your pooch.
There are several green spaces, some within walking distance and others a short drive away. First, the beach offers you and your dog plenty of room to roam on your daily walks. Be sure you make use of the soft dry sand to give your leg muscles a solid workout!
Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve offers several entrances to an area covering over 1,600 acres. There are miles of trails to hike along, an observation tower that lets you look out over miles of swamps and forest, and plenty of wildlife to look for on your hikes.
The Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve isn't a place to go walking, but it is a great place to take your dog for a boat ride among the many waterways. Be sure you bring the rest of the family! You might get a chance to see the pod of dolphins living in the preserve while you are out on the water.