The Canaveral Beach Villas sit on Canaveral Beach Boulevard, close to the junction with East Central Boulevard in the northernmost part of town. This spit of land is also home to several cruise lines and living here gives you a great view of any launches from the nearby Kennedy Space Center. This is a bustling area of town filled with a mixture of condos, single-family homes, multifamily housing, and commercial businesses.
As you might expect in any heavily residential area, there are a number of smaller business such as gas stations, restaurants, and convenience stores in this neighborhood. If you drive south on A1A, there is a large shopping center with a Publix Supermarket where you can buy food to feed every member of your family, including the one with four paws. If you need a bigger store like a Walmart Supercenter, you'll have to drive down to the West Cocoa Causeway and over to the mainland side of town.
The area around the Canaveral Beach Villas is densely built up with condos, houses, and apartment buildings, so Canaveral Beach Boulevard stays pretty busy all day long. Traffic becomes particularly hectic here during the morning and evening rush hours. Be thankful you don't live a little closer to A1A where the traffic becomes a living nightmare in the hours leading up to one of the many cruise liners departure times or in the hours following a return to port.
Despite the best efforts to keep this traffic on A1A, some of it inevitably filters into the surrounding streets. Between this and the number of people walking the short distance to the beach, walking your dog can be a bit challenging. A good short leash will let your dog know you are still in command and that they are safe.
Since dogs are not allowed on the beaches in the City of Cape Canaveral, you will have to stick to the streets for your walks.
Living in the Canaveral Beach Villas puts you within walking distance of Cherie Down Park. While you still can't take your dog on the beach from here, all city parks in Cape Canaveral permit dogs, providing they are on a leash. On the west side of the peninsula are Manatee Sanctuary Park and Banana River Park. Both parks offer a great view of the Banana River, paved walking trails, and plenty of grass for you and your dog to play around on.
If you cross the river on A1A, you will find the Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary on the south side and Kings Park on the north. Kings Park covers 240 acres and has a large man made freshwater lake with a number of streams trickling through it along with several brackish ponds. There are numerous primitive trails for you and your dog to hike along in the shade, including a multi-use trail that runs along one of the many creeks.