Marina Point Condominiums sit on a thin peninsula jutting out into the Halifax River on the mainland side. The condos are surrounded on three sides by water and are next door to the Chart House Restaurant, one of the finest restaurants in town for decades. This is a guarded and gated community. You can walk to the Daytona Beach Yacht Club along with numerous other fantastic eateries and fast-food restaurants. Beyond the Chart House and the condos, the rest of the island is given over to parking lots and grass. Best of all is the view up and down the Halifax River.
It is said that people come here for the summer highs in the 90s but stay for the winters which offer temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Any way you look at it, there are very few days when you and Fifi can't get out and go for a walk.
The terrain around the island is flat and, as far as walking terrain, it's pretty dull. But then, no one ever said you had to stay on the island for your walks. If you follow the road off the island, you can turn right and take the pathway all the way around to the Halifax Harbor Marina and back. It’s an excellent way for you to get in your exercise.
Living in Florida adds a couple of extra dangers to taking Fifi out for a walk. The first is the roughness of the pavement in parts of Daytona which can be hard on their paws. Give them time to build up to long walks. The second is the temperature of the pavement. When the summer sun is shining down, the pavement can reach 145°F. At this temperature, the pads on Fifi's paws can be burned and cause significant discomfort. Be aware of this when heading out!
The island the Marina Point Condos is built on offers large green spaces for you and Fifi to run around on. But it doesn't take long for familiarity to breed boredom. Thankfully, you are just across the bridge from an area that might not be green, but can be the perfect place to get out in the early morning with Fifi and go for a walk.
The beach offers two different shades of tan: one when it is dry and the other when wet. It also offers two different types of walking. Where the sand is dry and piled up in dunes, it tends to pull at your feet, creating an intense workout on the way along the beach. On your way back, use the wet sand to walk on. It's the opposite and is much easier on your feet. This will give both of you time to cool down after the strenuous part of your hike.