Gulf Breeze, Florida is a city that sits on the Fairpoint Peninsula on the very northwest side of Florida just under Alabama and east of the Louisiana state line. Gulf Breeze is located just south of the tourist-heavy Pensacola. From Gulf Breeze, you can get access to Pensacola Bay to the north and the Gulf of Mexico with Pensacola Beach to the south.
One of Gulf Breeze’s top attractions includes The Gulf Breeze Zoo, which is fun for the whole family. The 50-acre zoo is quaint, but has excellent attractions including a farm area where you can pet and feed farm animals, giraffe feeding opportunities, a train, many other hands-on animal activities and events as well. At the Iron Gargoyle Antique Mall, you can see and have the opportunity to purchase hundreds of antiques and collectables. It’s a very large antique mall with plenty of parking and you could definitely spend an entire afternoon looking and shopping for some great antiques.
Another unique and fun shopping option is the Gulf Breeze Flea Market, where you can find hundreds of interesting items and spend some time shopping around. There are also many activities right on the ocean that will give you a great time. You can take boating and fishing tours in the Gulf of Mexico. You can go on a sailboat with Pensacola Beach Sailing Tours, or fishing with Fish Time Fishing Charters. You can also go scuba diving or snorkeling with Bay Breeze Dive Center, which offers guided snorkeling and scuba tours in the ocean. The beautiful Pensacola Beach is just a 9-minute drive from the city center of Gulf Breeze, and it’s a stunning beach giving you access to the Gulf of Mexico and the opportunity to sit back and bathe in the sun while enjoying the waves and the beautiful weather that the area has to offer.
The obvious best choice here is to spend a day in Pensacola. It’s a historic beach city just a 10-minute drive north of Gulf Breeze and there are plenty of great things to do to fill up your day. Pensacola has a lot of Naval history. You could visit the Naval Air Station Pensacola, which offers great attractions for visitors including shows from the Blue Angels fighter jet pilots who put on great spectacles, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, as well as Fort Barrancas, which is still in stunning condition. Other than that experience the Pensacola Museum of Art, and the beautiful beaches of Pensacola, which have soft, sugar white sand and are very popular for visitors. Another fun idea would be to visit the Chautauqua Vineyards in DeFuniak Springs, just over an hour-drive east of Gulf Breeze. The vineyard, winery and the town are worth a visit. You will see how wine is made and be able to sample it. Then visit the old historic buildings in the town of DeFuniak Springs.
If you’re travelling to Gulf Breeze for a vacation, we offer a great selection of short-term vacation rentals for great rates in the area and in the Pensacola area as well right on the beaches. On Tripping.com, you can find a wide variety of beautiful homes to fit your needs and your budget so you can live like a local during your stay. Because Gulf Breeze is more of a residential area, you’ll definitely get more of a neighborhood and family feel when you stay in this part of the greater Pensacola area.
It’s definitely a good idea to have your own car when in Gulf Breeze so you can get around easily and to surrounding areas like Pensacola and Pensacola Beach. If you fly to the Pensacola Airport, it is an easy place to rent a car and the drive to the beach is not too far, either. The county bus service, ECAT, provides transportation around the greater Pensacola area and is a good option if you just don’t feel like driving. There are taxi services to help you get around as well.
Looking for a vacation rental in Gulf Breeze? Tripping.com has 524 vacation rental homes available in Gulf Breeze. You'll find 0 studios, 106 1-bedroom, 224 2-bedroom and 194 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $59 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Gulf Breeze is $339 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Gulf Breeze home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 53 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Gulf Breeze. In addition to accommodating pets, Gulf Breeze rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 452 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 456 have TV and/or cable and 308 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Gulf Breeze where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Expedia, and TripAdvisor. There are 423 HomeAway rentals, 43 Expedia short term rentals and 29 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.