Brazell is a community of single-family homes located across the street from Bethune Point Park and just down the road from the Halifax Marina. Living here comes with its own unique set of advantages. Not only do you have a park right across the street, but you are within driving distance of the many fantastic restaurants, both on the mainland side and the beachside.
For those who like the nightlife, there are plenty of nightclubs all up and down the beach to party in. Most have beach decks that let you take the fun outside. Beyond the park right across the street, you can always take your pup for a ride in the car to the beach for long walks.
With summer temperatures in the 90s, keep in mind that the soft, dry sand can be very hot to the touch and hot enough to cause discomfort and burns to sensitive puppy paws.
Living here means living with primarily urban terrain. In other words, there are lots of sidewalks for you and Fido to walk on. You can walk for miles on the sidewalks, visit other neighborhoods, and take long or short walks as needed. Not only are these walks good for your pup's leg muscles, but the pavement will help keep their claws trim.
However, if your dog is new to walking on pavement, there are a couple of things you should know. First, be sure to give their paws plenty of time to toughen up before going too far. Second, in the summer months, take your walks in the early morning when things are cool.
You can take Fido for walks in Bethune Point Park for a break from the pavement and spend a little time playing with them there. It will be good for both of you! The grass will also be a lot easier on your dog's joints and paws.
The nearest green space is Bethune Point Park which is home to tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields. It also features a walking trail and plenty of open grassy areas for the two of you to run around on.
Just down the road, there is a small copse of woods and an island out in the Halifax River for the two of you to run around on and enjoy some one-on-one time.
If you don't mind a short drive to the west and out of town, there are over 30,000 acres of prime Florida forest, cypress swamps, and pine-palmetto for you and your playful pooch to wander around in. There are miles of trails for both of you to explore here. Officially known as the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area and Tiger Bay State Forest, this area is home to hundreds of birds, whitetail deer, black bears, bobcats, and possibly the occasional gator.