Pelican Condominiums are one of the larger condos on the beach. No matter what unit you live in, you are guaranteed to have an excellent view of the coastal waters. If you can get out of bed early enough, you can sit out on your private balcony with a cup of coffee and your favorite four-legged friend just in time for a spectacular sunrise. You'd be hard pressed to find such an incredible array of colors anywhere else on the east coast of the U.S.
Living here also puts you within five minutes of much-needed amenities such as grocery stores that sell food for you and your dog. There is a Publix on the corner where E 3rd becomes S Atlantic Avenue. There are also several restaurants, stores, and bars on E 3rd Avenue to help meet your needs and plenty more a little further north along historic Flagler Avenue for you to wander through or quench your thirst in.
Living along S Atlantic Avenue means living with lots of traffic almost 24/7, although it does quiet down in the early morning hours. Like most cities, the busiest times here are morning and evening rush hours. The sidewalks along this road also tend to be very busy during the day as tourists seek out the various small shops in the area or head to and from the beach.
Of course, you do have the sandy dunes to take your dog for walks on. But like the streets and sidewalks, there are good times to go for your walks and bad times. Like Daytona Beach, cars are allowed on the sand. Be sure to take your dog out during the early morning hours before the beach fills up with cars and beachgoers to avoid any incidents.
Alternatively, consider the flatter terrain of the nearby residential neighborhoods for your strolls. They may prove to be better options for pups with mobility issues.
The nearest green space is the beach where you and your dog will encounter soft, dry sand that is deep and hard to walk in. Sand like this will give your leg muscles a healthy workout. You will also encounter wet sand near the water's edge that is much easier to walk on and lets you cool your feet and your dog's paws in the water after your long hard hike in the dry sand!
If your dog is like most and likes to hike along nature trails in the woods, you are less than fifteen minutes away from several entrances to the Spruce Creek Preserve. In this 1,600-acre nature preserve, you and your dog can hike miles of trails running through the forests and all the way to Rose Bay and back. Be sure you climb to the top of the observation tower and take in the sweeping views of the swamps!