Beverly Park is a community of single-family and multi-family homes and is the home of the Streamline Hotel. The beach is on the other side of A1A for those who can't resist the sand and surf.
Living here is perfect for the foodie as well as the A1A is lined with dozens of restaurants serving your favorite seafood dishes, steaks, and an unbelievable selection of international cuisine. There is a park nearby, but if you want a decent pet supply store, you have no choice but to drive over to the mainland side of town where you will find several.
Living on the beach is perfect for warm weather lovers. From May through September and often into October, the sun almost never stops shining. July and August are the hot months with temperatures in the high nineties. January is considered the coldest month if you consider the high forties and low fifties to be cold.
The terrain over on the beachside is a comfortable blend of sand and pavement, all of which is quite flat. Living here means finding ways to keep your walks exciting, but as long as you don't mind putting your imagination to work, it can be done!
The thing you have to remember is that your dog explores far more of their surroundings using their nose than you do with your eyes. The best way to take advantage of this is to walk them around different blocks, go different directions, or switch from sidewalks one day to the beach on the next.
There are many ways you can make each walk a little different and, in reality, that's all it takes to keep your dog's nose happy! Just keep in mind that during the summer months, both the pavement and the dry sand can be far too hot for your dog to walk on. Exercise caution to keep your pup comfortable.
The nearest green space is the Breakers Oceanfront Park, but it's not very big and is typically crowded. If you are more interested in taking Fido somewhere that is truly green, cruise over to the mainland side and take a right on Beach Street. Head north through and past Ormond Beach to Tomoka State Park. The park straddles the headwaters of the Tomoka River and covers over 2,000 acres of deep forest and hardwood hammocks.
The park is home to over 160 different species of birds and is heavily populated during the spring and fall migration seasons. Over 1,500 years ago, the area was even home to the Timucuan Indian village of Nocoroco. Today, you can visit the ruins of the village as you hike through the park.
There is also a one-half-mile long nature trail or you can walk along the paved trail running around the park. Both will take you into the forests for more areas to explore.