The Horizons Condo sits on A1A and directly on the beach, giving half the tenants a beautiful view of the ocean. The other half has an incredible view of sunsets over the city. If you like to dine out, it's only a short drive to some of the area's finest restaurants. In the same general area, you will find many of the city's most popular nightclubs. You will also find the Boardwalk and Daytona Beach Main Street Pier.
To the north along A1A is Bellair Plaza, a shopping center anchored by a Publix grocery store. If you want pet supply stores, you must go back over to the mainland side of town. As for parks, especially dog parks, they too are over on the mainland. However, living right on the beach means having a virtually endless place to walk whether it's in the early morning during the heat of summer or in the middle of a very mild winter day.
The terrain here depends on which side of the building you are standing on. If you are on the east side, your terrain is the soft dry sand near the building or the wet sand by the surf. The soft sand makes a great place for the two of you to walk. It is hard to stroll in and will give everyone's leg muscles a good workout. When you hit the end of your outbound trip, slip over to the wet sand and enjoy walking back in the surf while it cools your feet down.
If you are standing on the west side of the building, your terrain is sidewalks and streets. You can use these to take Fido for walks as well. Just remember that paved surfaces can get fairly hot in this area of Florida after sitting in the midday heat for a few hours. Keep your pup's paws safe by going out before the sun is beating down.
The largest green space near you is obviously going to be the beach. It runs for 23 miles and offers both wet and dry sand for you and Fido to walk on. The sand can be fairly hot, however, so keep your dog's safety in mind.
Beyond this, if you want a great shady place to take walks and don't mind a short drive, you can head over to the mainland and take Beach Street out of Ormond Beach to Tomoka State Park. The park sits at the headwaters of the Tomoka River and is home to the ruins of a 1,500-year-old Timucuan Indian village called Nocoroco. The Timucuans chose to build their village here because of the ample supply of fish in the river and nearby ponds. Today, you and your pooch can take the half-mile nature trail into the forest to see where the village once stood.