Oceanfront is a large hotel community along North Atlantic Avenue at the corner of Surf Drive. The hotels are separated from the water by a pair of condominium buildings. However, the hotels do have a private walkway down to the beach. Even though most of the land around the hotels is paved to provide parking for their guests, there are several shady areas of grass for you and your dog to walk around on.
Whether you are enjoying a short-term stay in one of the three hotels or you are a long-term resident of the condos in need of food for yourself and your pooch, there is Publix Supermarket less than five minutes to the south on the west side of North Atlantic Avenue. There are a few local and chain restaurants to the north that are definitely worth checking out and the local dog park is a ten-minute drive south.
Within Oceanfront, the bulk of the area is paved for parking which may not be suited to walking your dog for numerous reasons. However, unless your dog is used to walking close to bustling traffic along with the noise and exhaust it creates, you may not feel comfortable walking your dog along North Atlantic Avenue anyway. However, if you get up early enough, you will find that even this bustling stretch of road is far less busy.
The flat sidewalk running along the east side of North Atlantic is much wider than the one on the west side. It helps keep you and your pup further away from the traffic which might make for a less stressful morning walk. The two of you can walk for miles in either direction, but do keep in mind that the further north you walk, the more pedestrian traffic you may encounter.
If you and your dog follow the trail running along the south side of the condos, it will take the two of you through a stretch of scrub and down onto the beach. Here, you have a choice to make. You can walk in the soft sand, stroll along the wet sand, or do you want to do both? Walk in the soft sand on your way out and the wet sand on the way in. This way, the two of you can make the most out of your daily walks along the beach.
If your pup likes to run around off-leash, the Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park is less than ten minutes to the south. The fenced-in area of the park covers 32,000 square feet and is divided into areas for both large and small dogs. Each area has a water hose for thirsty pups and lots of chairs to relax in. With so much to do, you'll never want for enjoyable amenities!