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.
Kangaroos and emus roam the town with land and sea birds in abundance and magnificent wildflowers, flowering shrubs and trees 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.
Enjoy fabulous fishing via boat, beach, rock, or jetty, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, water skiing, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, in fact all water sports. Hire facilities available. Enjoy one of many Coffin Bay tours.
There are walking trails with fabulous scenery, playgrounds, free public BBQs.
Explore the Coffin Bay National Park rugged coastline and sweeping beaches.
The Recreation Park on Morgan Road provides an oval with cricket pitch and practice footy goal posts, tennis and basketball courts, BMX track and skate park. Keys and nets are available from the IGA Supermarket.
Join the kangaroos and emus for a round of golf on the picturesque nine hole golf course with greens or try out the synthetic lawn bowl rink at the Coffin Bay Sporting Association, top of Giles Road.
A library facility at the Community Hall is open Tuesdays and Saturday mornings.
If you don’t feel active, then just sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Coffin Bay – be sure to take in one of our spectacular sunrises or sunsets!
The business directory lists facilities available within the town and surrounds. Coffin Bay has a community church on Haggerty Street.
Free Wi-Fi is available on the foreshore.
Coffin Bay has an amazing variety of venues for dining in or takeaway. Locations range from outstanding water views to cosy corners for coffee and cake. All showcase a variety of individual styles and dishes. Locally fresh seafood is sourced where possible and our world renoun Coffin Bay oysters are on the menu at many of these venues.
Bookings are appreciated at all venues.
Indoor Entertainment Options
In the local community hall, the library is open Saturday mornings. Local markets are monthly on Sundays. At 2 pm on Wednesdays there is social 8 Ball at the Sports Club.
Day Trips in the Region
There are also plenty of half day trips that you can enjoy to such places as Coffin Bay National Park, Kellidie Bay, Wangary, Mount Dutton Bay, Farm Beach, Little Douglas, Gallipoli Beach (site of the filming of Gallipoli with Mel Gibson), Frenchmans, Coles Point, Greenly Beach, Port Lincoln, Cummins, Todd Reservoir, the animal farm, tuna farms, museums, wineries, etc. with full day trips to Point Sir Isaac (4WD only), Lincoln National Park, Whalers Way, Halls Bay, Lake Hamilton, Sheringa, Locks Well, Elliston, Talia Caves, Venus Bay and many more.
Coffin Bay’s Weather
Coffin Bay experiences a delightful Mediterranean climate with summers in the high 20ºs, lovely autumns, ranging from high teens to mid 20ºs.
Winter temperatures are in the mid-teens, while spring is generally sunny with some afternoons being quite breezy, temperatures ranging from high teens to low 20ºs.
Average rainfall is about 500mm, falling mainly during the winter months.