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Coffin Bay National Park

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Published October 15th 2016
Unspoilt and rarely seen
Located on the exposed side of the Eyre Peninsula and some 50km west of the seafood capital of Port Lincoln, it is often easy to exclude the Coffin Bay National Park from travel plans, but at your peril. This unspoilt piece of coastal scenery and stunning beaches is the perfect place to explore and create your own adventure.

Coffin Bay National Park, Yangie Bay, Coffin Bay, National Parks SA, Point Whidbey, Point Avoid, Golden Island, Heath the Goanna, Emu Chicks
Spectacular coastline - Steve Hudson


Access to the Coffin Bay National Park is via the sole entrance just to the south of the township of Coffin Bay. Park entrance fees apply, and a sealed road greets visitors as far as the popular walking and camping spots of Yangie Bay and the southern point of the park around Point Avoid, Almonta Beach and Golden Island.

Coffin Bay National Park, Yangie Bay, Coffin Bay, National Parks SA, Point Whidbey, Point Avoid, Golden Island, Heath the Goanna, Emu Chicks
Golden Island - Steve Hudson


The southern part of the Park is renown for its spectacular sand dunes and extensive heath lands bordering often unstable cliff faces and dangerous seas. It is also home to see some stunning white beaches and turquoise seas while stretch for miles and often a great perspective on this unspoilt beauty.

Coffin Bay National Park, Yangie Bay, Coffin Bay, National Parks SA, Point Whidbey, Point Avoid, Golden Island, Heath the Goanna, Emu Chicks
Stunning beaches - Steve Hudson


Access to the majority of the Park requires a 4WD and this opens up a whole new world as the pristine northern beaches of the Park become a popular destination for anglers, birdwatchers, walkers and surfers. The sheltered waters of Coffin Bay on the northern side of the Park also make it ideal for small boats, canoes and kayaks, and with that the opportunity to further explore the Park.

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Tranquil Waters - Steve Hudson


The Park is home to 5 distinct campsites, all with toilet facilities and all situated in sheltered surrounds alongside some of the great beaches of the park. The Yangie Bay campsite is currently closed for renovations, but in early 2017 it will reopen and provide new facilities for this popular 2wd-accessible campsite.

Coffin Bay National Park, Yangie Bay, Coffin Bay, National Parks SA, Point Whidbey, Point Avoid, Golden Island, Heath the Goanna, Emu Chicks
Visitors to Yangie Bay - Steve Hudson


Walking within the Park is a popular past time with numerous walks of different lengths and intensity available. Yangie Bay is popular with its lookout, bay, island and beach walks, as well as being readily accessible by 2wd. Further afield, the Point Whidbey Wilderness Areas is off-limits to all vehicles, and the 24km return walk gives visitors a unique chance to see parts of South Australia's coast and the abundant birds, wildlife and wildflowers that are often not seen.

Coffin Bay National Park, Yangie Bay, Coffin Bay, National Parks SA, Point Whidbey, Point Avoid, Golden Island, Heath the Goanna, Emu Chicks
Wildflowers - Steve Hudson
Coffin Bay National Park, Yangie Bay, Coffin Bay, National Parks SA, Point Whidbey, Point Avoid, Golden Island, Heath the Goanna, Emu Chicks
Wildflowers - Steve Hudson
 


The Coffin Bay National Park is open all year round with the exception of fire ban days with further details available from the National Parks SA website or from the Visitor Information boards in Coffin Bay or the Visitor Information Centre in Port Lincoln.
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What a beautiful area, Steve!
by Elaine (score: 3|6758) 1123 days ago
You are a sterling ambassador for South Australia, Steve.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7390) 1123 days ago
A jewel of a place. Just a pity it is so very far from Adelaide. Wonderful images.
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