Home of the famous Coffin Bay Oyster
Renowned for its world-famous oysters and home to one of the most stunning estuaries in Australia, Coffin Bay is a popular holiday spot - its annual population swelling from 500 to 3000-plus every summer. The pristine, calm waters surrounding Coffin Bay are perfect for sailing, swimming, water-skiing and skin diving while its meandering waterways, bays, channels and inlets are ideal for rock, surf, jetty and boat fishing.
On-shore there is Coffin Bay National Park to explore, walking trails, a golf course complete with resident kangaroos, lawn bowls and internet facilities at the post office. Named after Sir Isaac Coffin, a friend of explorer Matthew Flinders, Coffin Bay has plenty of accommodation options, including camping in the National Park. Coffin Bay has an active commercial wharf in the centre of town allowing visitors to watch the fishing boats unload their daily catch.
Renowned for its recreational fishing. Fishing Charter trips may be arranged to the offshore game fishing areas. Boat owners are catered for by four concrete launching ramps which are floodlit at night and protected by groynes for easier boat handling. The Yacht Club jetty mooring area is popular with trailer-sailers.
Things To Do
Cruise the pristine waterways around the rugged islands of Coffin Bay and see pods of dolphins, Sea Lions, fur seals and abundant bird life. Learn about the lives of the oyster farmers, the history of the industry and visit an oyster farm. And what could be better than trying an oyster plucked directly from the ocean or swimming with the dolphins in clear waters.
Set in a landscaped garden, this marine-themed, 18-hole mini-golf course is challenging, frustrating, entertaining and affordable family fun for the whole family. Open seven days during school holidays, closed Saturday for the rest of year. Located on Haggarty Street, next to the caravan park.
Scenic Drives & Walking Trails
The countryside surrounding Coffin Bay has many interesting drives and attractions including Mount Dutton Bay, with its interesting old woolshed and restored jetty used by South Australia’s famous ketches for many decades, and Farm Beach.
Meandering along the picturesque foreshore through natural bushland, from the caravan park to Crinoline Point, and to the lookout in Kellidie Bay, this delightful 8km walk includes several bridges and is wheelchair accessible. Along the walk there are three public barbecues - next to the yacht club, main jetty and at the boat ramp (with pergola). Detailed information and a map are available from the Coffin Bay Visitor Information Outlet or download Oyster-Walk-brochure.pdf.
Festivals & Events
Eyre Peninsula Fishermans & Farmers Market
Celebrate the region’s fresh seafood and meats prepared by local chefs and producers at Eyre Peninsula’s first twilight market. Dine on the foreshore while enjoying live music, delicious food, great coffee and award-winning wines.