Cape Canaveral Beach Gardens covers a vast area of the northeastern part of Cape Canaveral and consists of mostly of townhouses set in groups along numerous roads. This community sits between North Ridgewood Avenue to the east and North Atlantic Avenue to the west. One thing many of those who live here or come to vacation here like is the way the townhouses are laid out in small sections rather than endless rows.
Shopping is a ten to fifteen-minute drive to the West Cocoa Beach Causeway. The only things nearby are a public storage business, a 7-Eleven, and a small strip mall. If you want a large grocery store, there is a Winn-Dixie at the corner of the causeway and A1A. If you follow the causeway over the Banana River, there is a Walmart Supercenter and the Merritt Island Mall, providing something for every member of the family, including your canine companion!
Cape Canaveral Beach Gardens is a bustling community of permanent and temporary residents. With so many seasonal residents, you should expect the roads in the community to be busy most of the day. However, because there are long-term residents here as well, both morning and evening rush hours add significantly to the level of traffic you and your dog are likely to see daily. However, you won't struggle with any hills or steep changes in terrain, making it accessible for plenty of people and pets.
The streets within the community all have sidewalks with a grass berm to separate you and your dog from the traffic. Your pup is sure to appreciate the grass when the temperatures start to climb and the pavement gets hot. However, if you go out before rush hour, you can miss the hot temperatures and the worst of the traffic, creating very enjoyable walks for the both of you.
Within the city limits of Cape Canaveral, almost all public parks are open to dogs as long as they are on a leash. The city has also installed pet waste bag dispensers and waste cans for the bags in every park! You are heavily encouraged to make use of them as failure to do can result in a fine.
The nearest park is on the corner of North Ridgewood and Washington Avenues. Cherie Down Park offers a large parking lot, public restrooms, picnic pavilions, direct access to the beach for any two-legged travelers, and a vast area of grass with plenty of shade trees.
If you would prefer to take your dog to an off-leash dog park, the nearest one is in Cocoa Beach. The Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park offers a fenced-in area covering 32,000 square feet and is divided into areas for large and small dogs. There are water hoses for thirsty pups and plenty of seating in the shade.