Destination guide

Feel the sea in Gulf Breeze

Between Butcherpen Cove and English Navy Cove, the barrier isle of Pensacola and the old oak groves that pepper this salt-washed section of the Florida Panhandle, little Gulf Breeze sits nestled on its own pinprick of a headland. The setting makes Gulf Breeze vacation rentals the perfect launchpad for adventures to the white-sand beaches, undulating dunes, and wild campgrounds of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. And it's got a homey edge, with local BBQ grills and small zoo attractions up its sleeve to boot.

Things to do

Gulf Breeze has naval history aplenty

Gulf Breeze vacation rentals aren't just about getting on the brilliant white beaches and whizzing across the Gulf of Mexico. They also come steeped in history, what with attractions like the Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve right on the doorstep – a place to discover where frigates were constructed to fight the British, back in the War of 1812. Across the bay is the National Naval Aviation Museum, packed with eye-opening exhibits of fighter jets and immersive IMAX shows. And then there's little Gulf Breeze Zoo, where giraffes and hippos greet the whole family.


Beachcombing and fishing in Gulf Breeze

Bag yourself Gulf Breeze vacation rentals in the Gulf Islands National Seashore to really be in the middle of the beautiful coastline that makes the Florida Panhandle so famous across America. There, right on your doorstep, you'll have sculpted dunes to wander, sunset views that are to die for, and oodles of chances to get out on the Mexican Gulf. You could join a private fishing charter tour to discover the best places to drop the rod, or hop aboard a dolphin cruise to see if you can spot the majestic mammals skimming through the swells.


Gulf Breeze bathes in 300 days of sun

300 days of sun a year make Gulf Breeze a great place to come in search of sand, sea, and sunbathing conditions, no matter the season. That said, winter can often bring sporadic rain showers and chilly mercury levels. Much better is a trip between spring and late fall. You could book your Gulf Breeze vacation rentals in March, April and May to get heat in the 90s. You could come between June and August to have some of the hottest days for hitting the Pensacola beaches. Or you could come in October, when rates are a little lower and the weather's still great.

Natural features

Gulf Breeze juts out into the bays of the Panhandle

Crowning its own little headland on the edge of the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Breeze is well placed for exploring the long stretches of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. That famous reserve actually starts right on the eastern edge of the town center, while its main territory continues over on a barrier island to the south. It's there that you'll find the powdery white-sand beachfronts and the undulating dunes, the boardwalk trails and the top sunset viewpoints. It's a real beauty, no question.

How to get there

How to get to and around Gulf Breeze

The nearest airport is in Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is 31.7 mi (51 km) away.

Where to stay around Gulf Breeze?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,893 vacation rentals near Gulf Breeze. From 529 Houses to 3,026 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gulf Breeze for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Gulf Breeze?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gulf Breeze:

  • Sugar Beach: 517 vacation rentals
  • Toilla Segunda: 424 vacation rentals
  • White Sands: 203 vacation rentals
  • Villa Segunda: 449 vacation rentals
  • Treehouse: 225 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gulf Breeze?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gulf Breeze. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shoreline Park: 3,177 vacation rentals
  • Woodland Park: 3,177 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier: 2,980 vacation rentals
  • Eglin Air Force Base: 12,637 vacation rentals
  • Fort Pickens: 4,456 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Breeze listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gulf Breeze?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 529 Houses in Gulf Breeze. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gulf Breeze include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,026 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 274 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gulf Breeze?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,170 vacation rentals with pool available in Gulf Breeze. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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