Encompassed by Fort Walton Beach is the small town of Cinco Bayou. Its modest size and unique location makes it a rare and quaint town on the Emerald Coast. It is located in Okaloosa County.
Cinco Bayou was founded in 1950. At one time it was going to become a part of neighboring Fort Walton Beach, but with the persistence and objection of locals it remained its own. It is home to many military personnel, both active and retired, because of its close location near Eglin Air Force Base.
It’s less than .5 square miles of land has only a handful of businesses and close to four hundred residents. Many of the people who live here work in Fort Walton Beach or larger surrounding cities such as Mary Esther and Destin.
Even though it is small in size, Cinco Bayou holds resources that are valuable to the Emerald Coast, one being its readily used boat ramp. Many people from the surrounding areas use the Cinco Bayou Boat Ramp as a way to take out their boats to go to nearby Crab Island in Destin or the Landing in Fort Walton Beach for a day on the water.
If you are a nature enthusiast you will like Glenwood Park located on Opp Boulevard, known for its nature trails and wildlife.
Cinco Bayou is a great place to live with larger nearby cities, colleges, airports and Eglin Air Force Base.
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