The Sea Era Sands Condo offers residents an unobstructed view of the beach and the Atlantic coastline. Along with a pool, the condos have a small area of grass where you and your dog may be able to play around. The one thing you cannot do in Cape Canaveral is take your dog out on the beach as dogs are not permitted. However, the condos are on Aurora Court, only one half-block from Ridgewood Avenue, the main road running through town.
In most beachside towns, the main road along the beach is full of condos, shops, restaurants, and many other businesses. However, Cape Canaveral is not like most towns in that there aren't any businesses here. On the other side of the neighborhood and up and down A1A, you will find many of the stores that you may be craving. You can even go down to the West Cocoa Beach Causeway where there are shopping centers on both sides of Banana River.
Despite the fact the Sea Era Sands Condo sits a block off Ridgewood, you can expect to see a fair amount of traffic during the day. This is in part due to the public parking areas on each side of the condo building. The parking lots are very popular because they both offer a trail that leads through the scrub zone to the beach. This flat terrain is ideal for people needing a quick pit-stop with their pup.
Along with this, Ridgewood Avenue is a bustling road from long before rush hour begins until late into the night. It is heavily used by locals during rush hours and frequently visiting tourists. It can be hard to find a quiet time to walk along this road with your dog. You can do one of two things: get up before rush hour and go for your walks together before traffic starts to build up or take your walks in the residential neighborhoods on the west side of Ridgewood Avenue instead.
One of the best things the City of Cape Canaveral has done for dog lovers was to pass an ordinance that allows dogs in all city parks. Service dogs are allowed on the beach, but all non-service dog owners will be fined $35 if caught in this area, so the parks are the better alternative!
Most of the city parks have doggy bag dispensers and disposal receptacles for your use. However, the city asks that you keep your dog on a leash that is six feet or shorter. This type of leash gives you more control over your pup when other dogs and people are around.
The city has also made several of the annual events pet-friendly such as Founder's Day held in April of every year and Friday Fest held on the first Friday each month. In November of 2019, the city plans to host its first Fido Fest in Manatee Sanctuary Park, a day dedicated to all things canine.