Oceans Gate is a townhouse community on Monroe Avenue, a short walk from the beach. The one bad thing about living in this area that is that you can't take your dog for walks along the coast as pups are not permitted. Luckily, you can find an alternative down in Cocoa Beach where the rules are more pet-friendly. While the houses in this neighborhood have yards, they are barely big enough to step out in, making it a poor location for much exercise.
Having a home here puts you ten-minutes from the central shopping district running along the West Cocoa Beach Causeway. Along with a number of big-box retailers, there is a Winn-Dixie supermarket to provide you with some essentials. If you want more than that, there is a mall on the other side of the river and a Walmart Supercenter where you should be able to find just about anything you could possibly need.
Living next-door to Ridgewood Avenue means dealing with a fair amount of traffic. This road is the main road running from north to south along the coast, creating rush hour traffic that can put a halt to anyone's stroll. Being within four blocks of the Cape View Elementary School doesn’t help either as traffic coming and going between school hours can be a struggle. Between school bus traffic and commuting parents, you may want to stick a little closer to the sidewalks near the houses. The flat terrain in this area, thankfully, will not make it too much of a struggle to find alternatives.
If you want a safer place to go for walks with your dog, your best bet is to cross over to the west side of Ridgewood and take your dog into the residential areas where you will find plenty of quiet streets. You will be a lot safer than walking up and down Ridgewood when traffic is bustling along.
Most of the parks within the city limits of Cape Canaveral are open to dogs as long as they are on a leash. Each park has at least one waste bag dispenser and a receptacle for them once they have been used. Be sure you do your part to help keep the parks clean and open to dogs!
The nearest park is the Sandpiper, City Center, Cape Canaveral Baseball Park. The combined parks cover an entire city block and, on the first Friday of every month, the city sponsors Friday Fest: a celebration of foods, vendors, music, and fun for the whole family. The other thing the park offers plenty of is space for you and your pooch to run around.
If you are looking for an off-leash dog park, the nearest one is ten minutes to the south in Cocoa Beach. This public dog park is split into sections for large and small dogs with plenty of shade and water.