The Ponce Deleon Towers sit right on the beach and offer you a spectacular view of the coast. For those who are willing to get up early enough, you can grab a cup of coffee and sit out on your balcony with your pooch and watch a great sunrise.
Living here puts you within a few minutes of essential amenities including grocery stores, restaurants, and pet supply stores where you can pick up lots of goodies for your dog. Along E 3rd Avenue to the north is a great selection of bars and restaurants for you to check out. You might be pleasantly surprised at the quality of foods served in many of these excellent eateries.
Of course, if you prefer, you can take the South Causeway over to the mainland where you can find all of the usual amenities you would expect to find in any major town. You'll also have access to I-95 which you can use to take you to Jacksonville and the Cape.
Living in a condo this close to one of the two causeways leading from the beachside over to the mainland means dealing with a lot of traffic on a daily basis. S Atlantic Avenue is a major thoroughfare that remains active all day long and well into the night. You are also likely to see a ton of pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks running along both sides of the highway. When taking your dog for a walk along this road, be sure you keep them on a short leash.
If you think going for walks on the beach will keep you out of harm's way, you are mistaken. The beach is open to vehicular traffic as well as pedestrian. During the day, the beach becomes a poorly orchestrated nightmare of people driving their cars in the sand. The best way for you to avoid this is to take your walks early in the morning.
The beach is not only a good place to get a suntan, but it is also a huge green space where you and your dog can stretch your legs and walk for miles in the fresh air and sand. Make use of the soft sand to work your leg muscles. Then, when you have reached the end of your outbound journey and your legs are sore, both of you can hop out into the water for a cool swim before using the hard packed wet sand for the return journey.
To the west is the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve. Best explored by boat, the preserve is part of the Indian River Lagoon network and is a great place for you and your dog to check out hundreds of bird species and the dolphin pod that calls the area home. Keep an eye out for small areas of land where you can take some potty breaks as long as you clean up after your pup.