The Coquina Plaza Condo sits just off of Flagler Avenue on North Cooper Street, putting you at the midway point between the beach to the east and the Indian River North to the west. Living here has its good and bad points. Flagler Avenue is home to a number of shops and bars all within a five-minute walk. The beach is no more than five minutes to the east, making it a great place for you and your pup to go for long walks together.
When you need groceries or food for your pooch, there is a Publix a little further to the south. Along the same street, you will also find a mixture of stores, restaurants, and bars. There are several parks and green spaces nearby for you and your dog to enjoy taking long walks in the Florida sunshine. Just be careful and try to avoid walking together during the hottest parts of the day!
Living this close to Flagler Avenue, which is also the North Causeway to the mainland side of town, means dealing with a lot of traffic. Flagler Avenue is a very popular street for tourists due to the number of shops along it. It also stays busy late into the evening due to the number of late night bars in the area. In fact, if you have to take your pooch out for walks at this time of evening, you might want to take a walking partner along with you.
Both pedestrian and vehicular traffic tend to be heavy from early in the morning until late into the evening. For safer walks with your dog, you should take your strolls to the north and away from Flagler Avenue, delving deeper into the residential areas where there is less traffic and the environment is a little more tranquil.
There are a few small community parks nearby, but the only one within walking distance is Esther Street Park which happens to be right on the beach and appears to be more of a parking lot than a park. Alternatively, you can visit the beach itself as it offers both you and your dog endless miles of sand to hike along. Use the soft sand to make your leg muscles work hard with each step and come back home on the wet sand, taking as much time as you can to go swimming in the waves.
A little further to the north are Grayce K Barch Park and Grayce K Barch North Beach Community Park. Plenty of space is here for you and your pup to walk on the trails running through the trees. It's also one of the only places in Volusia County with fire pits on the sand for you to use. Be sure to bring your own firewood, s'mores fixings, and hot dogs!