Ocean Court is a small pocket of townhomes on Maple Court, a cul-de-sac off Ocean Woods Boulevard and close to North Atlantic Avenue. To the south, there are several businesses including at least one restaurant and a bar. To the northeast are the last residential areas before the support buildings for the various cruise lines which sail from the here and lead all the way to the ports and the ships.
This far north, you will find a few restaurants and hotels, tons of parking lots for the cruise lines, and a few small stores. If you want more, there is a Publix Supermarket less than ten minutes to the south on Astronaut Boulevard and, a little further down, more shopping amenities. If you can't find everything here, the Merritt Island Walmart Supercenter and Merritt Island Mall are just a few minutes to the west over the causeway.
While the cul-de-sac might not see much traffic, you should expect to see a significant amount of it along Ocean Woods Boulevard, especially during rush hour. The one thing missing here is sidewalks for you and your dog to use. Thankfully, there are plenty of quiet streets to walk on nearby with plenty of shade along the flat terrain. The lack of any real elevation changes will make it easy for you and your dog to navigate the area.
To help passing cars see you, be sure you wear light-colored clothing if you choose to venture out towards the later hours. Be sure you keep your dog on a short leash as it will help you to keep Fido under control. While some of the main streets have sidewalks, unless your pooch is used to walking near busy traffic, you might need to take it slowly at first.
The nearest city parks are over on the west side of the peninsula, a five-minute drive from your door. There are two parks over here: Banana River Park and Manatee Sanctuary Park. Both offer plenty of wide-open space for you and your dog to make use of. Manatee Sanctuary Park has a large lake in the southern half and plenty of paved walking trails to make use of.
If you take A1A across the Banana River to Merritt Island, it will take you to the Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary covers over 400 acres and, according to historical documents, was once home to the Ais Indians. Today, this natural lagoon is home to dozens of different species of birds and visitors are often treated to the sight of dolphins at play. There is a man made waterway surrounding a series of canals used to help control mosquitoes with a hiking trail on top that you and your dog can explore.