Fairpoint Peninsula

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The Fairpoint Peninsula is located in southern Santa Rosa County between Santa Rosa Sound and Pensacola Bay. It is connected to the western mainland of Santa Rosa County by the Garcon Point Bridge, to Escambia County by the Pensacola Bay Bridge, and to the island of Santa Rosa by the Bob Sikes Bridge and the Navarre Beach Causeway.


In 1931, bridges between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach were completed. The current route of U.S. Highway 98 was also completed, operated as a toll road between 1939 and 1946. [1] Gulf Breeze's namesake was established in 1936 when the Gulf Breeze Cottages and Store opened a post office branch where Live Oaks Plaza now stands.

The Naval Live Oaks Reservation was the home of America's first experimental tree farm, established by President John Quincy Adams in 1828. It was established to provide raw material to support shipbuilding for the Navy in the area. Today, Naval Live Oaks is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, a unit of the National Park Service.


Communities located on the Fairpoint Peninsula:

Geographic features on and around Fairpoint Peninsula: