Harborview is a large residential community on the river side of the peninsula. Many of the homes here have a view of the river, while others are set back along South Brevard Avenue. The houses are single-family units with minimal sidewalks for you and your pup to use for your daily walks. The houses have larger than usual yards that also offer plenty of room for you and your pooch to play around in if you happen to own property.
The nearest shopping opportunities are along Minuteman Causeway where you will find a few local shops and lots of gift shops. For more serious grocery shopping, there is a Publix Supermarket in the Banana River Square shopping center. Here, you should be able to find many of the daily essentials you and your family needs such as groceries, a pharmacy, and dog food to keep the four-legged member of your family happy and well fed.
South Brevard Avenue tends to be a busy road. It may not be quite as busy as A1A, but you and your dog should expect to see moderate traffic during the day. Like most cities, the morning and evening rush hours are the worst due to the number of locals trying to get to work. The bad part is that South Brevard is the only road nearby with sidewalks that are long and flat enough to use for your daily walks. Keep in mind that you should keep your dog on a short leash and carry pet waste bags with you to clean up any messes they may leave behind.
You can also walk your dog along Cove View Court, a cul-de-sac that has a sidewalk you and your pup can use for walking. You'll find the traffic in this luxury home community significantly less, making it a good place to go hiking. Beyond this, the only other safe place to go walking together is on the beach.
The nearest and most significant green space is the beach. Unlike the city's neighbor to the north where dogs are not allowed, here in Cocoa Beach, dogs are permitted certain restrictions. The dog-friendly beach stretches from 4th Street to the north side of Murkshe Park, giving the two of you miles of sand and surf to enjoy. Dog-friendly hours run from 6 to 10AM and 5 to 7PM. During the morning hours, you are likely to see plenty of others playing and walking with their dogs.
If your dog likes to have time to run around and socialize, the Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park is only 2.5 miles north on A1A. The park is divided into a section with a rinse station and two play areas. There is water for pups and chairs for dog owners to sit on and relax out of the sun while their pooch plays.