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Our Accommodation

Staying at:Discovery Parks - Coffin Bay (click for website)Park Map (click to open)
Address:91 Esplanade Coffin Bay (click for location)WikiCamps (click to open web page)
Contact: Tel: (08) 8647 5770Email (click to send)
Arrive:Monday 18th September 2023
Stay for:3 nights
Depart:Thursday 21st September 2023
Notes:The park has a dump point
Above ground Fire pits are allowed in the Park in September

PLEASE NOTE: Sites will be assigned on arrival. No-one is to occupy another site other than the one they have been allocated by the caravan park management.

Here’s some images (from the internet) of Coffin Bay Caravan Park…

Dining out in Coffin Bay

Here’s a list of places where you can dine in the Coffin Bay area (listed by distance from the CP)…

EateryAddressCallDistance from CP
Beachcomber (on Facebook) - Quick bites & Seafood 113 Esplanade, Coffin Bay(08) 8685 4057750 metres
Oyster HQ - Seafood100 Esplanade, Coffin Bay0428 530 133550 metres
1802 Oyster Bar - Seafood61 Esplanade, Coffin Bay(08) 8685 4626800 metres
Coffin Bay Yacht Club - Australian, Seafood146 Esplanade, Coffin Bay(08) 8685 42871.1kms
Coffin Bay (IGA) General & Liquor Store (no website) - Café, Asian, Australian149-151 Esplanade, Coffin Bay(08) 8685 40521.2kms
Coffin Bay Sporting Club - Australian, SeafoodGiles Rd, Coffin Bay(08) 8685 43021.3kms
Coffin Bay Hotel - Pub mealsShepperd Ave, Coffin Bay(08) 8685 41111.8kms

Organised Activities

Coffin Bay Short & Sweet Oyster Farm Boat Tour

Travel to an oyster farm just outside the township of Coffin Bay. Along the journey you’ll experience beautiful Coffin Bay coastal & township views plus learn the history of oyster farming & visit the first ever oyster lease in Coffin Bay. 

While you sit back & relax your host, a veteran oyster farmer, will share with you the history of oyster farming. Including how premium Coffin Bay oysters are produced & what it is about the pristine Coffin Bay waterways that makes oysters world renowned. Plus they’ll teach you how to shuck like a pro!

You’ll witness pods of dolphins playing in the water alongside the boat as they follow us on our journey (sightings cannot be guaranteed but are highly likely).

Locally produced wines, beers & gin are available to purchase which are the perfect accompaniment to a plate of freshly shucked oysters direct from the source.

For more information please visit their website – just Google “experience coffin bay

Cost is $75 per person (no oysters included)

Approx. Duration: 1½ hours for the boat cruise.

Important Information:

Please familiar yourself with the following:

  • Check in – Tour check in time is strictly 15 minutes prior to your tour start time at the boat at Berth 5 Coffin Bay Yacht Club floating jetty. The boat departs at the tour start time so please don’t be late as we would hate for you to miss the boat. They cannot wait, unfortunately.
  • Tour Duration – Tour duration is an approximate only. If your tour finishes a little early it is only because of less numbers on board that day or weather has allowed us to finish everything a little quicker than normal.
  • Weather – The weather can quickly turn cold on the water, even when fine, sunny conditions are forecasted so we always advise bringing a warm jacket & beanie.
  • What to Bring – They also recommend you pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses & a camera (you are definitely going to want to capture this experience!)

Travel to an oyster farm just outside the township of Coffin Bay. Along the journey you’ll experience beautiful Coffin Bay coastal & township views plus learn the history of oyster farming & visit the first ever oyster lease in Coffin Bay.

Activities & things to do in the Coffin Bay region

Tourist Info

There is no Information centre in Coffin Bay, just an information board. Information can be found on the Coffin Bay Visitor Info website. The information board is located on the Esplanade, Coffin Bay - In front of the CP.
TIP: Most caravan park offices have stacks of tourist information brochures and the staff are usually helpful on places to visit

Here’s some suggestions of places to visit and things to do around Coffin Bay:

TIP: a lot of the activities & things to do are within easy walking distance of the caravan park!

Oyster Farm & Tasting Tour

This is a different tour company to the one the Tagalong Group has booked with.

Wade out into the water, wearing waterproof waders, sit at their semi submerged tour deck ‘The Salt Water Pavilion’ which is located right in a working commercial Oyster farm. Hear from the Oyster Farmer himself (Ben) about how oysters grow and Oyster farming practices.  Taste the freshest and most famous Coffin Bay Oysters you’ve ever tasted, straight out of the water! A very unique culinary experience!

This tour includes a tasting of 4 oysters each.  It’s a bit of a ‘choose your own adventure’ where you can select from a list of options to tailor the experience, you’d like to create to make it a memorable experience for you.  Select a bottle of Moet or Bird in Hand Sparkling, a Bloody Mary oyster shot, a bottle of Riesling, whatever you like!

Experience the ultimate seafood indulgence, by pre-booking a seafood platter to be enjoyed after the tour at Oyster HQ.

Coffin Bay Lookout

This lookout is at the top of a hill over looking the town. Lots of the view is blocked out by trees. You can drive to the lookout but there is a walking track that loops around as well. Medium Fitness required for that walk.

Reelview Art Gallery

Art work by local award winning artist Lea Jericho is on display. Her love of nature and the environment of the local area has a huge impact on her art work and depicts many local and Australian landscapes and seascapes.

Coffin Bay Surf Co

Surf shop in Coffin Bay. From their website – At Coffin Bay Surf Co. we have developed a range of items from shirts to bags, hats to hoodies. These items were created from our passion of surf. These items were born out of our desire to promote and support our local coastline.

Coffin Bay’s Oyster Walk

  • See map below for the path, walk as little as you like or do the whole 8 kms
  • Open 24 hours
  • Read the reviews on TripAdvisor


Coffin Bay National Park

Known for its remote coastal scenery, the bays and coast­line around the Cof­fin Bay Nation­al Park are ide­al for boat­ing, fish­ing, sail­ing, scu­ba div­ing and wind­surf­ing. You can explore the park’s coastal land­scapes of high windswept cliffs and mas­sive dunes, pound­ing surf beach­es and shel­tered sandy bays.

At the south­ern end of the park is Yang­ie Bay, acces­si­ble by 2WD. It’s an ide­al place to pad­dle your canoe, enjoy a bush pic­nic or explore a coastal bush­walk­ing trail. Point Avoid and Gold­en Island look­out can also be reached by sealed road and you’ll be reward­ed with spec­tac­u­lar island views along the way.

The pris­tine north­ern beach­es of Cof­fin Bay Nation­al Park are only acces­si­ble by high-clear­ance 4WD.

PLEASE NOTE: you must book before going, either via the Parks SA website. Cost is $12.50 per vehicle ($10 concession)

TIP: Download the Coffin Bay National Park Map using this link

Gunyah Beach 4WDriving

PLEASE NOTE: you must book before going, either via the Parks SA website. Cost is $12.50 per vehicle ($10 concession). This for experienced 4WD enthusiasts, who have experience with sand driving!

Experience great 4WDriving to Gunyah Beach and down the Coffin Bay Peninsula. When travelling on the Gunyah Beach 4WD track please follow the route markers and if travelling on beaches first check tide times and heights.

Travelling on these 4WD tracks you will encounter different terrains such as beaches, dunes and narrow rocky passes. Driving in this park cannot be hurried and takes concentration. The tracks are narrow, so be on the alert for oncoming traffic. Where possible (and if safe to do so) avoid driving above the high-water mark and keep vehicles to designated tracks, obeying all signs. Be aware that traffic over dunes destroys small plants and causes erosion.

On Gunyah Beach, you cannot drive further than 3km either side of where the track joins the beach. Beyond this, are important seabird refuges and breeding areas. Watch out for seabirds when beach driving.

Travel Distance from Coffin Bay National Park Entrance

  • Gunyah Beach – 14 kms – one hour, forty-five minutes return
  • Black Springs – 28 kms – three hours return
  • Sensation Beach – 50 kms – six hours return
  • Point Sir Isaac – 55 kms – six hours return

Minniribbie Farm

Minniribbie Farm is dedicated to producing tasty, succulent, 100% free-range pork for South Australia from the famous heritage breed Berkshire pig.  Although Berkshires are a black pig, the flesh is still a pale pink, moist, delicious meat. They don’t use any chemicals on the farm & don’t give the pigs any growth hormones or feed additives, and the meat is preservative free.  They process the pigs ourselves in our fully licensed and accredited facilities.

Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops

Our next stop

Our next stop is for 3 nights in Elliston staying at the Waterloo Bay Tourist Park located at 10 Beach Terrace, Elliston.

Google maps say it’s approximately 140kms from Coffin Bay and you should expect about 1 hour & 29 minutes traveling time.

TIP: Buddy up with another Bailey to make the trip and maybe stop off at Sheringa Beach Roadhouse along the way, even arrange to meet up with others along the way for a cuppa at a bakery – just google bakeries in a town you’re passing through

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