Tourist Information Brochure
Coffin Bay Tourism Website
Our beautiful idyllic town of Coffin Bay, surrounded by sea and National Parks, overlooks the pristine waters of Port Douglas and Kellidie Bay, which are part of an extensive bay system that includes Little Douglas, Mount Dutton and Yangie Bays. In these bays, you will see numerous pods of dolphins whilst some of the islands are home to seals and sea lions and many breeding seabirds. Occasionally, you may even see a penguin. Friendly kangaroos and emus roam the town with land and sea birds in abundance and magnificent wildflowers to be enjoyed. Situated on the western tip of Southern Eyre Peninsula, Coffin Bay is 46 kilometres by road northwest of Port Lincoln. It boasts a steady growth in population and industry (aquaculture), with a permanent population of approximately 650, which swells to over 4,000 in the summer months. Coffin Bay has an active commercial wharf in the town centre where you can watch the fishing boats unload their catches, including crayfish, pilchards, ocean jackets and sharks. There are also professional fishermen and abalone divers operating from the boat ramps. Their catches include octopus, sea urchins, sea snails, scallops, sand crabs, abalone, King George whiting and garfish. At the main boat ramp you will also see the oyster boats returning with baskets of the famous Coffin Bay oysters, from the many oyster leases within the bay system. As the open ocean lies 21 kilometres from the town wharf, the many protected bays, channels and inlets offer ideal opportunities for fishing and all water activities. Coffin Bay has all the facilities for you and your family to enjoy nature at its best.
Coffin Bay Tourist Brochure
Official Visitor Information website. Includes Coffin Bay holiday rentals and accommodation, advice on popular activities, maps and service information.