The Sea Mist Villas Condo sits midway between the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve and the Atlantic Ocean. What makes these condos unusual is that, unlike most of the condos in New Smyrna Beach, they are not on the coast! Rather than look at this as a disadvantage, if you look at the traffic those who live in the condos on the beach must deal with, it's actually more of an advantage when you are looking for a more peaceful place to go for your daily walks.
The best time of day to go walking with your dog is during the early morning hours when the summer temperatures are still comfortable and there isn't as much traffic around. While there are a few small restaurants and a dollar store nearby, to the north, you will find a much larger selection of restaurants and stores including a supermarket to the north for your shopping needs.
This condo community sits in the middle of the peninsula in an area where you are more likely to see pedestrian traffic as people walk to and from the beach to the east. The roads running through the community add a nice little bit of shade to your walks which can really help when the temperatures hit the 90s during the summer months.
The ground here is relatively flat, making for leisurely strolls through the community or within the residential neighborhoods nearby. On the other side of A1A is, of course, the beach which offers a variety of terrain for you and your dog to enjoy. Walking on the sand during the day can be a bit hazardous as you will be sharing it with hundreds of tourists along with plenty of vehicular traffic darting in between the beachgoers. The best time of day to visit is during the early morning hours before the beach gets too busy.
One of the great things about the Sea Mist Villas Condos is that they are nestled in among a lot of shade trees and lawns. These will help to give both you and your dog a chance to take a walk under them in the shade during the summer or they can help keep the rain at bay on the few days it rains here.
The beach is your only real other option for getting away from the main streets. First, there is the soft sand at the edge of the beachfront which will give everyone's leg muscles a good workout. Or you can stroll leisurely along the wet sand next to the water's edge. This sand is hard packed and much easier to walk on. You can also play in the water whenever you need to cool off after taking a long walk on a hot day.