Royal Palm Islands sits on the north side of the Minuteman Causeway and is home to the Lutheran Church-Resurrection. The church and support buildings are the only things on the island, but there is plenty of grass between the buildings and the Banana River. While this island might be dedicated to a church, the rest of the area to the southwest is dedicated to middle-class homes, most of which sit on man made canals that lead out into the water.
Along the causeway as it runs east to the beach, there are several shops, including a supermarket where you can pick up food for everyone in your family, including the one running around on all fours. There are also several restaurants in the area along with the city offices and the fire and police departments. At the east end of the causeway is direct access to the beach for you and your pup to enjoy.
With the Cocoa Beach Country Club golf course, the Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center, and numerous residential communities branching off from the causeway; this is a bustling stretch of road from the time the morning rush hour starts until well into the evening. However, don't let the amount of traffic stop you and your dog from using the causeway for your daily walks!
On the south side of the road, there is a wide sidewalk that runs from the beach all the way out to the country club and aquatic center. This paved trail is open to walkers, hikers, and cyclists, so be sure to keep your dog on a short leash and keep sharp eye and ear out for cyclists. The north side has a recently rebuilt walkway, but it only runs as far as Danube River Drive before ending at a crosswalk leading over the causeway to the path on the south side of the road.
Out here, you aren't going to find much in the way of green space. The church does have lawns all around it, but beyond this, you won't find anything but the beach. The beaches from 4th Street down the to the northern boundary of Murkshe Park are open to dogs for a few select hours each day. Your dog must be on a leash and you are required to clean up after them. There are pet waste disposal stations at each point, making this a fairly easy task!
To the north is the Lori Wilson Park, inside of which is the public dog park. The dog park offers a fenced-in area where your dog can run around and play with the other pups in the park! Dogs are separated into areas for large and small breeds. There is also a rinse station you can use to cool your dog down and wash off the dust, dirt, and sand when it's time to go home.