Life on the beach, can it get any better? Only if you have an oceanside view of the sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean which is only one of the many benefits that come with living in the Win San Club Condominiums. Living on the beach offers you the opportunity to take your dog for daily walks on the coast instead of along the much duller streets.
Although you aren't quite in the center of town, you are close enough to it to be able to walk to decent restaurants, pubs, and shopping outlets. However, you are also close enough to be caught up in the traffic both on and off the beach. You may find going for walks in the morning is a much better choice as you won't have to fight the crowds or the heat of a 90-degree summer afternoon when the sun is blazing down on you.
You can expect a lot of vehicular traffic in this area. This can make the beach a dangerous place for you and your dog to go for walks. Most of those who are driving on the beach are not used to it and often pay more attention to everything except where they are going. This is yet another excellent reason to take your dog out for their walks early in the morning before the rest of the world comes to life.
The one thing to keep in mind about going for walks on the coast, even in the early morning, is the lack of shade. Even dogs can become sunburned if you keep them out in the sun for too long. The earlier you go out for your walks, the less potent the sun's rays are and the less likely either of you is to become sunburned.
Beyond the lawns around the condos, the next green space is the beach that runs for miles to the south. Alternatively, to the north is the Smyrna Dunes Park, one of the few dog-friendly parks in the county. This is a large park consisting of numerous ecosystems with walking paths running through them, a boardwalk, and a very dog-friendly beach where you and your pooch can play and swim in the inlet waters.
If you don't mind a bit of a drive, you can take your dog and head over to the Spruce Creek Preserve on the other side of the river. Spanning 1,600 acres, there are several trails running through the preserve, including one that takes you all the way to Rose Bay. You and your dog will enjoy long walks in the shade and you never know, you both might find some walking buddies along the way.