Sunny Pine is a small community on the peninsula. It sits on the east bank of the Halifax River along S Peninsula Dr. The homes here are modest, single-family homes that are well-kept. Living here puts you within walking distance of a Winn-Dixie grocery store and an IHOP.
If you and Fido love the idea of being able to take daily walks on the beach, this is an excellent place to live. If you prefer to walk on the sidewalks, there are plenty of residential blocks for you to work with. Sunny Pines is also within driving distance of many of the best nightclubs and restaurants in town.
The only thing you won't find here is a dog park nearby. However, you do have the beach to enjoy during the hot 90-degree days of summer and on the cooler 50-degree days of winter. There are very few days of the year when you won't be able to go walking!
The terrain around Sunny Pines is mostly flat with a significant number of residential blocks and plenty of sidewalks. You can use this type of ground to gently teach a young pup to walk at your side. If your pup packs on a few extra pounds, you can get out early in the morning and take longer walks. Then there is the older pooch with a bit of arthritis in their hips. This space is ideal as it isn't going to put any undue stress on their joints.
But what if your dog is in their prime and needs to get out and get some serious exercise? Then your best bet is to take them over to the beach and make good use of the soft sand that grabs at your feet with every step. By the time you reach the end of your outbound leg, both of you will be looking forward to the walk back in the surf.
The nearest greenway to Sunny Pines for you and Fido to walk and play on is the beach. With both soft and hard terrain, you and your pooch can walk, jog, or run for miles. The best time of day to get out and about is in the early morning hours during the summer months before the sun starts heating everything to an uncomfortable level.
If you are looking for somewhere that is a dark shade of green, then you might want to check out Tomoka State Park just north of Ormond Beach. The park offers you a chance to walk under the dense canopy of Florida forest along a half-mile-long nature trail. Tomoka State Park is also home to a Timucuan Indian Village that dates back 1,500 years. It's a wonderful place to take your pooch for a walk and do a little bird-watching as over 160 different species are living here.