Living in or around the Ocean Winds Condos puts you directly across A1A from the World's Most Famous Beach and just down the road from the Bellair Shopping Plaza where you will find a Publix grocery store and several other stores in the largest shopping center on the beachside.
If you want a pet supply store, you have no choice but to drive over to the mainland side of town. However, if you like to dine out, the beachside offers a great selection of restaurants ranging from fast food to international cuisine.
While there isn't much in the way of public parks nearby, you live next to the beach where you and your energetic four-legged friend can go out and play or go for long hikes in the 90-degree summer weather. Just be sure you go out in the morning before it gets too hot outside for both of you!
The terrain here is typical of what you might expect living over on the beachside. The ground is flat and there is plenty of sand. Most of the residential blocks here have sidewalks for both of you to walk on and the two of you can take in as many of these blocks as you want for your daily walks.
Since the ground here is pretty flat, you will need to walk further if you're going to get some good exercise. During the summer months, however, you should try and restrict your walks to the early morning hours before things start to heat up. Keep in mind that dogs do not sweat to cool down like humans and walking in the midday heat can be dangerous. If you must walk during these times, be sure you bring water and a collapsible bowl for your pup to keep him them becoming dehydrated.
Living on the beach puts you on the doorstep of the largest green space in the area. The World's Most Famous Beach runs north and south for 23 miles and offers you and Fido a chance to get out in the sunshine. You can use the soft sand to get a good workout and the wet sand for the trip home. Plus, you get the advantage of being able to play in the surf to help cool off.
If you like the idea of being able to take hikes in the woods, then you can head to Tomoka or Bulow Creek State Parks. These parks offer acres of dense woods with nature trails for the two of you to go walking along. The half-mile-long nature trail in Tomoka State Park even takes you to the remains of a 1500-year-old Timucuan Indian village of Nocoroco and the headwaters of the Tomoka River.