The Club Oceania Condo sits right on the beach, offering you spectacular views of the sun as it appears to be coming up out of the Atlantic Ocean every morning. What a great way to start your day! You and your dog can take early morning walks and enjoy the cool breezes coming in off the ocean before the beach begins to fill up with tourists and cars.
Being a little further south from the heart of town may have the added advantage of being a little more peaceful, but it also puts you a bit further out from essentials such grocery stores, pet supply stores, and most importantly, places to go out for a meal. Luckily, it's only a five-minute drive back into the heart of town where you will find several fast-food eateries along with a range of specialty restaurants serving up a virtual smorgasbord of international and local cuisine for you to sample.
Living right on S Atlantic Avenue means having to deal with a fair amount of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. It's one of the "benefits" of living on the beach. You can expect a few quiet weeks during the off-season, but for most of the year, you and your dog will be dealing with significant amounts of obstacles during your walks.
The trick when faced with this type of situation is to study the traffic patterns and see if there are particular times of the day when traffic is lighter and plan your walks for these times during peak tourist season. Doing so will make walks with your dog more fun and a lot safer. Be sure you keep your dog on a leash at all times just in case they are startled by the traffic. A much better choice would be to cross the road and go for walks in the residential areas where there is far less traffic.
The most significant green space is arguably the beach itself which runs north to Ponce Inlet and then south for many miles on its way to Miami. The beach offers soft sands that can be hard to walk in, but gives your leg muscles a good workout. Hard packed wet sand is perfect for walking back on after a long walk in the soft sand. On top of this, the ocean offers both of you a place to play and cool off.
On the other side of the peninsula is the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve. If you can get your dog to hop in a canoe, the lagoon offers miles of waterways, some areas of land, and plenty of fantastic scenery. You never know, but you might get to see the resident pod of dolphins, some of whom have been here for a very long time!