Introduction to Gulf Breeze, Florida
Gulf Breeze, Florida, in Santa Rosa county, is 5 miles SE of Pensacola, Florida and 176 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Pensacola metropolitan area with. Gulf Breeze’s population is approximately 5,665.
Gulf Breeze History
The history of the city of Gulf Breeze could be traced to the arrival of Spaniard Tristan de Luna at Pensacola Bay in August of 1559. However, Spanish efforts at colonization were thwarted due to natural calamities and hostile Indians. The name Gulf Breeze was derived from the Gulf Breeze Cottages and Store located in the area. The first post office in Gulf Breeze was opened in 1936.
Gulf Breeze and nearby Attractions
- Pensacola Historical Museum
- Fort Morgan Historic Site
- Big Lagoon State Park
- Gulf Islands National Seashore
- Museum of Commerce
Things To Do In Gulf Breeze
The Pensacola Historical Museum, the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Quaside Art Gallery are all accessible from Gulf Breeze, offering artifacts pertaining to the art, culture and history of the area.
Gulf Breeze Transportation
Pensacola Regional Airport is nearby.
Gulf Breeze Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Pensacola Junior College, the University of West Florida, the University of South Alabama and James H. Faulkner State Community College.