The West Point to Snug Harbor Estates community sits on a spit of land jutting out into the Banana River in the southernmost area of Cocoa Beach. The homes are large and luxurious, featuring more extensive than average yards in two cul-de-sacs. There is a canal running from the river to the north down to the southern end of the community. With the way the homes are laid out, all of them are sitting on the waterfront, making it possible to have private docks for fishing and parking boats.
You might think that living this far south means being far from essential amenities such as grocery stores, places to buy pet supplies, bars, or restaurants, but such is not the case! The nearest shopping is less than ten minutes to the north on the Minuteman Causeway and, a little further north, you will find a Publix Supermarket where you can buy food for your entire family.
West Point to Snug Harbor Estates is a dual cul-de-sac community which helps to keep traffic down to a minimum during the most significant part of the day. You should expect to see a small amount of traffic during the morning and evening rush hours as this is still a working family community. During the school year, there are the morning and afternoon bus runs with plenty of kids running to and fro.
The one thing missing here is any type of sidewalk for you and your dog to use. Instead of having a safe place to walk away from the traffic, you will be stuck walking on the roads. To keep both of you safe and sound, be sure you use a short leash to help you maintain better control over your pup and avoid the busiest times of the day. The best hours to head out are during the early morning.
One thing missing within the community is a park where you and your dog can romp around and get in a little exercise. The nearest park is Ramp Road Park. This park offers playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, a walking trail, lots of parking, and vast areas of grass for the two of you to make good use of. There is even a boat ramp you can use to launch kayaks and canoes into the Banana River!
Alternatively, you can take your pup for a quick ride to the 15th Street public beach access and parking. From here, you can walk down to the sandy dunes and go for long walks together, enjoying the fresh ocean breezes blowing in off the Atlantic coast and the warm sunshine. Remember that no matter how far you go on your outbound leg, you will have to walk back! Remeber too that the beach can get somewhat crowded during the summer months.