Coffin Bay


Coffin Bay Township is located west of Port Lincoln, on the shores of one of the most beautiful estuaries in Australia. The visitor is offered an unparalleled scenic view of meandering waterways with bays, channels and inlets. They provide a variety of fishing to excite both the amateur and professional fisherman. It is an unspoilt family holiday retreat, so much so that its permanent population of around 600 swells to over 4,000 in summer, an indication of its popularity. Coffin Bay provides the ultimate escape from big city pressures. There are very few locations more ideally suited for fishing (rock, surf, angling and boat), or as safe for boating, sailing, swimming, water-skiing, skin-diving and wind-surfing.

Accommodation is provided by way of a hotel/motel, holiday units and houses, beach shacks, cabins and a caravan park. Camping is also permitted within the nearby National Park areas, for those who prefer a wilderness environment (a permit is required).

Coffin Bay also boasts a yacht club, nine-hole golf course, bowling green, an award winning restaurant, two general stores, post office with internet access and much more.

Oyster farming is a thriving industry in Coffin Bay, with approximately 100 people employed either on the leases or back on shore in the sorting sheds. Fresh oysters are available from various locations in the town; you can even purchase them directly from the grower.

Renowned for its recreational fishing, charter trips may be arranged to the offshore game fishing areas. Boat owners are catered for by a modern pontoon style 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-sailors.

Quick Facts

Coffin Bay is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Lower Eyre Peninsula  in South Australia, it is located approximately 288kms from the capital Adelaide and extends over an area of 344.667 square kilometres. Coffin Bay has a recorded population of 611 residents and is within the Australian Central Daylight Time zone Australia/Adelaide.

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