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 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.


Total Population 6,092
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,114
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.1%
Median Earnings25+ $42,190
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,691


Median Family Income $104,987
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,153
Median House Value $311,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 17.2%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gulf Breeze Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Pensacola, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 176 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Santa Rosa
Metro Area Pensacola
Standard Zip Codes 32561, 32563, 32566
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32562
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.356
Longitude -87.163

Gulf Breeze Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 64.2 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 67.3 inches
Distance 41.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 69.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gulf Breeze, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Navarre (32566)

Pensacola Beach (32561)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Milton 9,276 $53,556
Pensacola 52,752 $63,046

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gulf Breeze Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(850) 934-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Gulf Breeze High Schools

Serves 1,534 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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