In 1559, Spanish soldiers led by Tristan de Luna landed in Pensacola Bay. Due to disease, disasters, and hostile Indians, they didn’t stay long. But the beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast lured many more settlers, and in the late 1700s the British occupied the Peninsula. Today, the city of Gulf Breeze still attracts new residents because of its natural beauty, coastal living, and slower pace.
The waterfront community of Gulf Breeze is separated from Pensacola by a 3-mile bridge. It contains 18 miles of shoreline and three protected bayous. And although the beach is the main draw, Gulf Breeze offers much more, including golf courses, a zoo, and historic sites.
Fort Pickens State Park is 10 miles west of Gulf Breeze. This historic state park features the largest of the four forts used to defend Pensacola Bay, built in 1829.
With beautiful beaches and the sparkling blue Gulf Coast as a backyard, renting apartments in Gulf Breeze is great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.