Ribault is singe-street neighborhood running between A1A and S Peninsular Drive on the beachside peninsula of Daytona Beach. Living here puts you right next door to the Daytona Beach Lenox Playground.
For those of you who like the nightlife or eating out, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and nightclubs less than a ten-minute drive from your front door. You are also a five-minute walk from the beach where the white sands await you and your pooch. However, if you are looking for a dog park, you'll need to go back over to the mainland side of town as there aren't any in the area. The same applies to pet supply stores as there are several of them over on the mainland side.
Ready for the weather forecast? Summers in Ribault are in the 90s with endless sunshine, followed by winters in the 50s with a few rainy days and no snow.
The land around Ribault is a healthy blend of streets and sand, most of which is pretty flat. This may not seem like the perfect place for the two of you to exercise, but this is only true if you don't work at finding ways to make your walks challenging.
example, why not get up early in the morning and go jogging? The air and street will both be nice and cool. In fact,
during the summer months, you'll always want to take your walks in the morning to avoid
the risk of burned paws. In some areas, you'll be a bit lacking for sidewalks, so it's recommended to keep an eye on those paws of your pup's to ensure that they stay comfortable and safe.
Keep an eye out for tourists during the warmer months. Crowds of people can make the area difficult to navigate from time to time.
Beyond the Lenox Playground, the next green space is, of course, the beach itself. Not only is the view here spectacular, but the soft sand offers an excellent workout while you enjoy a gentle cooling breeze blowing in off the water. Just be sure that no matter how far you walk on the outbound leg, you and your pup should only go as far as you can walk back. Fortunately, you get to make the return trip using the hard, wet sand right next to the surf. This has the added advantage of the ocean being right there to cool off and play in!
If you prefer something a little greener, Tomoka State Park is only a short drive north on Beach Street. The park straddles the headwaters of the Tomoka River and is home to an ancient Timucuan Indian village called Nocoroco you and your pup can visit on your walks along the nature trail.