Sunisands Beach Club sits, like so many other condos in New Smyrna Beach, right on the coast. Every unit has a fabulous view of the and the Atlantic. For those who are early risers, you can sit out on your balcony with a fresh cup of coffee and your furry friend while you watch one of the most spectacular sunrises.
There are several places to dine located along S Atlantic and E 3rd Avenue that are definitely worth giving a try. Both streets have numerous shops offering up a wide range of eclectic goods as well as necessities. There is also a Publix on the corner of E 3rd Avenue and S Atlantic where you can stock your pantry. If you are energetic, you can walk to anything along E 3rd Avenue, but it's also less than five minutes from your condo to the end of the road at the causeway.
Living right on the beach has its benefits such as amazing sunrises, direct access to the waterfront, and more. But at the same time, it also has its disadvantages. The biggest of these is the sheer amount of traffic that flows along S Atlantic Avenue, which is the main road running down the coast. As an area of town that is heavily populated with tourists, you must take extra care when crossing the road. Be sure you use the crosswalks and try to go for walks earlier in the day to minimize the amount of traffic you are exposed to.
Be prepared for a lot of pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks, especially during peak tourist seasons. You might want to keep your dog on a tight leash for safety. During the busy times of the year, walking your dog on the beach among the cars and droves of beachgoers can be risky at best.
The nearest green space is the beach which runs from the Ponce Inlet all the way down to Port Canaveral. If you stay close to the edge of the coast, the sand is very soft and dry. One thing to keep in mind is that you have to walk back to your starting point, so only go as far as you know both of you can make the walk back and use the wet sand. It's much easier to walk on!
A ten-minute drive to the north is Smyrna Dunes Park. This park is a masterpiece of nature in which you will find no less than five ecosystems in the 73 acres it covers. There are trails to walk on and a 1.5-mile long boardwalk that takes you and your dog over the sensitive dunes to the beach where you and your dog can play or go out in the inlet for a swim to cool off a hot summer day.