The coast with the most, Coffin Bay’s an absolute pearler of a spot at the southern extremity of South Oz’s Eyre Peninsula.
The Coffin Bay National Park protects the pretty peninsula that’s renowned for its top-notch seafood and gob smacking scenery.
Visitors to the bay have their pick of some epic offroad drives and a plethora of coastal entertainment options.
Whether you like to wet a line in the estuary or from the beach, bathe in the bay’s gin clear waters or have a crack at surfing a couple of ledgy nearby reef breaks, you won’t be disappointed.
The park is located to the west of the Coffin Bay township right at the tip of the Eyre Peninsula.
Visiting 4WDers can traverse the park’s rugged coastline, through dunes and rocky limestone sections and pay a visit to the famous Seven Mile Beach.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING is eternally popular down here, and the varied terrain makes an offroad run down here a real treat. While the park’s tracks are suitable for all 4WD vehicles, be prepared for some soft sandy sections and a couple of possible shallow water crossings.
FISHING is pretty good excuse for a trip out to Coffin Bay, with healthy numbers of Australian salmon taken from the beaches here year round.
Big mulloway are also taken here from time to time, with whole mullet, whiting and squid baits proving the undoing of plenty of large fish.
LOCATION: Due to it’s location at the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula, visitors coming from Adelaide need to take the scenic route north to Port Augusta before driving all the way to the southern tip of the peninsula – resulting in a 685km drive of around seven hours each way.
CAMPING is available at a number of waterfront campgrounds within the national park. Unpowered sites with basic amenities are available at Yangie Bay, Black Springs, Bin Yangie, Morgans Landing and The Pool campgrounds.
FUEL is available at Coffin Bay township.
MORE INFO is available at www.environment.sa.gov.au