Nestled against the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve, life in the Cedar Dunes Condo Phases is peaceful, to say the least. Unlike the vast majority of the condos on the beachside of New Smyrna Beach that sit along A1A, Cedar Dunes sits away from the crowds by being set back with the preserve on three sides.
While this is a very peaceful neighborhood, the one real disadvantage of living here is you must be prepared to drive to anything you need such as restaurants, grocery stores, pubs, taverns, and places that sell pet supplies.
Right behind you is the lagoon and to the south is the Indian River Lagoon Park. You have the beach to the east and plenty of places to take your dog walking. The best part is that no matter what time of year it happens to be, you should be able to take your dog out for a walk.
Cedar Dunes is a private condo community with no other reason to be here than as a resident. The only time you are likely to see anything in the way of serious traffic nearby is during morning and evening rush hours, but within Cedar Dunes, you are not likely to see anything in the way of heavy traffic, including pedestrian.
This makes it relatively safe for you and your dog to go for walks here, despite the lack of sidewalks. You just have to keep an eye out for cars.
Next door in the Indian River Lagoon Park, there are few trails the two of you can go for walks on. Once you leave the community, you can be at the beach in ten minutes, but you will encounter significantly more traffic, requiring you to be vigilant if you want to make it to the coast and back home without incident.
Sitting on the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve gives you the advantage of being close to the boat launch at the Indian River Lagoon Park. You and your dog can go for boat or canoe rides throughout the preserve, but keep in mind that it can be hard to keep your bearings once you are out in the water. You should take a GPS with you that maps where you have been so you can follow it back.
The beach is an excellent space with miles of sand for you and your pooch to enjoy. You can tough it out in the soft sand to build up your leg muscles and use the wet sand on the way back. With this regiment, you and your dog can both quickly become super fit. The best time of day to take your dog for walks out on the sand is in the early morning hours before people and cars start to show up.