Gulf Breeze, Florida Resorts

Gulf Breeze, Florida Resorts
The small city of Gulf Breeze offers many activities for water lovers with its location on Pensacola Bay and the Santa Rosa Sound in northwest Florida. A suburb of Pensacola, Gulf Breeze provides the benefits of a cozy seaside town with the white sand beaches of the Gulf and convenience to the city nearby. Popular activities in Gulf Breeze include boating, fishing and kayaking excursions in Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Portofino Island Resort & Spa

Portofino Island offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor lovers, and the condo-style rooms and this resort feature all the comforts of a home on the beach. This resort features five tower buildings with units offering two or three bedrooms, a full kitchen, washer, dryer and private balcony. The property has outdoor grills and high-speed Internet access as well.

There are seven pools on the resort premises, the Gulf beach on one side and the Santa Rosa Sound on the other. The Lifestyle Center offers a multilevel zero-entry infinity pool as well as a 25-meter Olympic-size lap pool. Adventure Cove features a kid-friendly water park along the bay, and Adventure Beach provides chairs for relaxing on the gulf and rents bikes, boogie boards, surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks and snorkeling gear. Sailing lessons and rentals are also available, as are fishing trips, dolphin-watching cruises and eco-tours for exploring the scenery at the National Seashore.

Portofino Island Resort & Spa
10 Portofino Dr.
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-2465
(877) 484-3405
(866) 849-0223
portofinoisland.com

Soundside Holiday Beach Resort

Soundside is a condo community offering six buildings, all with two-bedroom, two-bath units. Every condo features a fully equipped kitchen, including a washer and dryer in the unit and a private patio. Each unit sleeps six, with one king bed, two twins and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.

Situated directly on the Santa Rosa Sound, this resort offers a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a white-sand beach, furnished deck area and private fishing pier. The resort is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and local attractions like kayaking, deep-sea fishing or hiking and biking trails are within walking distance or a short drive away.

Soundside Holiday Beach Resort
19 Via De Luna Dr.
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-2037
(850) 934-2500
(800) 874-0402
condosinc.com/SoundSide_Home.htm

Gulf Coast Inn

The Gulf Coast Inn offers no-frills accommodations for the traveler looking to explore the surrounding area rather than the resort property. The rooms feature one queen or two double beds, and some have a kitchenette with stove, refrigerator and microwave. Wi-Fi access is available for $5 per day, and pets are welcome for a daily fee. The property has an outdoor pool and is convenient to the Gulf of Mexico and the city of Pensacola.

Gulf Coast Inn
843 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-4722
(850) 932-2222
gulfcoastinn.com

Article Written By Lisa Jay

Lisa Jay began writing professionally in 2002. She has written for "Focus" magazine and "The Orlando Sentinel" as well as travel websites in the Central Florida area. She served as executive editor of "The Valencia Source." Jay earned an Associate of Arts in journalism from Valencia Community College. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in writing at Columbia University.

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