Marshall Park is a neighborhood of single-family homes located on the south side of E. International Speedway Blvd. The streets here run perpendicular to the beach on one end and the Halifax River on the other. The homes are modest in size and sit on sidewalk-lined streets.
Being on beachside gives you access to some of the best restaurants in town. From seafood to steaks, you can find establishments lining A1A and the surrounding streets. As for parks that are dog-friendly or places to buy dog food, you will have to go for a drive. There are a few small parks in the area and several grocery stores that carry dog food, but full pet stores can be found over on the mainland.
Life on the beachside is good all year round. Summer temperatures hang out in the 90s, making it perfect for surfing and swimming. Winters are pleasantly mild and rarely drop below the 40s.
The terrain here is sand and flat ground which may not seem to present much of a challenge for an active dog. However, don't be fooled into thinking you can't find a way to make your walks with your dog more fun!
You could stick to walking on the sidewalks, but if you do, be sure you change routes and the blocks you walk around. This will go a long way towards helping the two of you to get the exercise you need.
Alternatively, you are no more than three blocks from the best possible hiking on the World's Most Famous Beach. Walking on the soft sand on the inland side means putting your legs to work. In fact, it’s a great workout for both of you! You can also walk on the wet sand as it is much easier to walk on and is a good way to cool down after a hot day.
Finding green spaces for you to enjoy can be particularly difficult in this area. While there are several small parks nearby, none of them have much to offer in the way of open space.
If you don't mind cruising up N. Beach St. over on the mainland side, you are only a short distance from Tomoka State Park. This park covers around 2,000 acres straddling the Tomoka River and offers kayaking, canoeing, fishing, camping, and places for you, your family, and your dog to go hiking.
You never know what kind of wildlife you might see along the way. The park is home to peregrine falcons, bald eagles, bobcats, gopher tortoises, West Indian manatees, and a number of wading bird species. For hiking, there is a half-mile nature trail and a one-mile long paved multi-use trail. There are even picnic areas for you and your family to spend time under the shady trees, so head out and explore!