Mariners Cove Condo sits on the opposite side of S Atlantic Avenue from the beach but, thanks to the 27th Avenue Park, you still have a spectacular view of the sandy dunes, the ocean, and the spectacular sunrises. You and your dog can sit on your balcony early on a summer morning and watch the sun come up over the ocean.
While you might be across the street from the beach, it's a two-minute walk if the lights are kind to you and let you cross S Atlantic Avenue. If not, you might have to wait five minutes for them to change and then it should take less than two minutes to be out on the sand. If you need to restock the pantry or pick up a fresh bag of dog food, there is a Publix grocery store five minutes north on E 3rd Avenue, along with a number of excellent restaurants, pubs, and taverns to check out.
Being this close to E 3rd Avenue and the South Causeway bridge from the mainland makes the area around Mariners Cove Condo bustling during peak seasons and hectic even during the quieter times of the year. With so many condos in the immediate area, you can expect the sidewalks to stay busy through peak tourist seasons. To keep your dog safe, you should consider keeping them on a tight leash so that you can exercise better control.
However, if you take your dog to the west and into the residential streets, you are less likely to run into traffic. Alternatively, you can carefully cross S Atlantic Avenue and take your dog over to the beach for their daily walks. The best time of day to go walking on the coast, or for that matter anywhere else in the area, is early in the morning before both the traffic and the temperature heats up.
27th Avenue Park, which is mostly for owners, has plenty of parking spaces, shaded picnic tables, restrooms, and direct access to the beach for you and your pooch. There are a few small areas of grass for the two of you to walk or play on, basketball courts, and racquetball courts.
The beach is, of course, a vast green space running south from the Ponce Inlet for more miles than you and your pup are likely to want to walk. You can use the dry sand for a good workout and then play on the wet sand and in the ocean for the return journey! It's a great way to get the exercise you both need while enjoying the fresh ocean air and early morning sunshine together.
Remember that the beach tends to become a bustling place by mid-morning during peak season, so extra care will be needed during your walks unless you get out early enough in the morning.