The Sea Villas Condo sits right on the beach with fabulous views of the ocean. Having a condo on the coast is like living the dream. You have fresh ocean breezes all year round and the sound of the surf to lull you to sleep every night. The water is right outside your door and offers a place for the family to relax and play, including your canine companion.
On the other side of S Atlantic Avenue is a large residential area where you can take your dog for walks if you prefer walking on paved surfaces. No more than five minutes to the north is E 3rd Avenue where there are several excellent restaurants to try out, a grocery store where you can stock up on both human and dog food, and a few bars. If you go a few blocks further north, you will find historic Flagler Avenue, a great place for vintage and boutique stores, restaurants, and taverns.
Being this close to the central part of town, the Sea Villas Condos are in a busy area. From sunup until well into the wee hours of the night, traffic on A1A is busy. This a four-lane major thoroughfare feeding all the way down the beach for miles. Rush hours are the busiest times of day and not the best time to take your dog walking along this road. It can be very noisy which can make your pup nervous and harder to control.
Once you do cross the highway, you and your pooch can make use of the numerous residential blocks where you won't find as much traffic and very few pedestrians out and about. The same applies to the beach since vehicular traffic is allowed. The best time to go walking on the sand is early in the morning before it starts to fill up with cars and people.
The beach is the perfect open space for you and your dog to put in your daily walks. Depending on your level of fitness, you can walk all the way to the Ponce de Leon Inlet to the north. It's only a couple of miles, but remember, you have to walk back, so only go as far as you know both you and your pup can walk back without getting too tired!
Speaking of the inlet, the tip of the peninsula ends in the Smyrna Dunes Park. Here, you and your dog can walk along the two-mile-long board that takes you over the fragile dunes to the beach. The park is one of the few dog-friendly county parks in the area. Along with five different ecosystems to explore, there is a beach to play on, and the inlet to swim in when the summer sun sends the thermometer past the 80-degree mark on its way to the mid-90s.