The Shores Of Artesia is a small townhome community in the northern part of Cape Canaveral on Sailfish Avenue. Living here puts you within a five-minute walk of the beach. It's a great place to get in plenty of exercise as you can hike, swim, and surf. Unfortunately, the one thing you can't do is bring your dog on the beaches in Cape Canaveral.
There are, however, a number of city parks where dogs who are on leashes are welcome to come and play. The nearest dog park is down in Cocoa Beach, but it's only a fifteen-minute drive to the south on A1A.
Shopping is ten minutes away along Astronaut Boulevard and the West Cocoa Beach Causeway. Here, you will find stores like Publix, Winn Dixie, and many others where you should be able to find most of the things your family needs, including, of course, dog food for your favorite fluffball.
Shores Of Artesia is a cul-de-sac neighborhood with only one outlet. As such, the only traffic you are likely to deal with is from residents themselves. However, Ridgewood Avenue is the main north-south road on this side of the Cape Canaveral Peninsula. On any given day of the week, traffic along this road can be bustling, but during the morning and evening rush hours, it tends to get a little on the hectic side.
The good news is that there are several residential communities nearby with sidewalks for you and your pup to use for your daily walks. By avoiding the main highways, you and your dog should be able to enjoy far more peaceful walks together along the flat terrain which makes it easy to get around for a pup of any agility level. You'll just have to keep an eye out for pedestrians who tend to drift in this direction fairly often.
Cherie Park is the closest green space and, as all city parks permit dogs on leashes, you and your dog are both welcome here. The park offers a vast area of grass for the two of you to run around on, lots of parking, public restrooms, and, for humans, beach access.
If you are looking for a fenced-in dog park, the Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park is less than fifteen-minutes south on A1A. The park is divided into two areas, one is for smaller breeds, while the other is for the big guys. Each section has plenty of shade, chairs, and water for the pups. There is plenty of parking here as the same parking lot offers beach access.
The cool part about coming here with your pup is that, in Cocoa Beach, dogs are allowed on the sand! After playtime, the two of you can go for a nice refreshing hike along the coast, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.