Cocoa Beach, Florida is the place we headed to on day four of our road trip. In the morning we each ran a trial FastCAT run and then we headed out on the hour or so drive to find the ocean. This mural is in the center of town and we just love it. The parking lot is all blocked off with no entry signs, so our rule breaking mom parked and took us in anyway. It is such a cool mural, don’t you think?
Besides FastCAT, Mom’s goal for our trip was to have us dip our paws into the ocean. We went on our first day in Orlando so we could be sure this would be checked off our must do list. Dog friendly beaches are hard to find but we found Canova Beach which is a dog beach.
One needs to really pay attention as the dog friendly portion of the beach isn’t very large. There are signs on both ends letting one know the dog beach ends there. On the drive in, you see the no dogs sign, and then the dog head with the arrow. From what we read about the beach it isn’t very crowded and it was the case when we were there.
Heading out to the beach entrance there is a big sign with all the beach rules. No, we didn’t stop to read any of the rules but we were also not arrested or anything. One goes up and over the steps and your paws are in the sand. Cocoa Beach is on a barrier island between the Banana River (lagoon) and the Atlantic Ocean.
We made it and here we are in the sand. The water has a lot of big waves. Olivia is a bit fearful of such things but I was excited to get in there and attack the waves. Bailie was at a dog beach with Emma back in 2013 and she told us it was a lot of fun in the ocean. I’ve never been to the ocean but Bailie and I went to Montrose Dog Beach in Chicago in 2017. I had a blast jumping in the water and waves.
I stood back and took a good look at the ocean. It does look like fun, and I decided I would get ready and head on in.
Ready set, here I come! I have no fear.
Olivia is a chicken. She is afraid of the waves coming to attack her and carry her out into the ocean.
Don’t see this wrong. Olivia sees the wave approaching and even though the shot looks like she is running into it, she is actually running to get away from the wave attack! She did get some water on her paws and that is all Mom really wanted from her.
I would have played in the water all day if we could have stayed. Off leash would be better, but I still had tons of fun! My side of the car looked like a beach for the rest of the trip.
We saw our first beach bird. Does anyone know what the name of this bird is? Mom isn’t a bird person and she can’t remember what it is. We tried to chase it, but it runs really fast.
I think we did our visit backwards as we went to the Ron Jon Surf Shop after the beach. It is a huge store which is super dog friendly. They even have dog treats at the customer service desk. Everyone welcomed us into the store, told us how cute we are and petted us. Outside we found some fun photo spots.
Surf’s Up! I’m ready to go back to Cocoa Beach and play in the ocean. Olivia says she will watch me from afar. It is a great place to visit for dogs, that is for sure!
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