The bay's name is another legacy of Matthew Flinders, who named the town after his friend Sir Isaac Coffin.
The town has calm water, boating and fishing. It is a popular summer tourist destination on the peninsula.
Coffin Bay is just off the Flinders Highway and is well signposted from Port Lincoln and surrounding areas. There is no public transport to Coffin Bay. The closest airport and coach service is in Port Lincoln, where you can hire a car. Coffin Bay is around 8 hours drive from Adelaide and 40 minutes from Port Lincoln.
There is a nice walkway around the shoreline. There is no public transport.
- Coffin Bay - National and conservation parks. Coffin Bay National Park is to the west of the town. Kellidie Bay Conservation Park is to the east. The Coffin Bay National Park has a diverse coastal landscape with high windswept cliffs, sand dunes, sheltered waters for boating and swimming and long white beaches. The parks are home to an abundance of birds, wildlife, wildflowers, sheoaks and black tea trees. You need to buy a ticket when entering.
20 km of sealed road leading outward from the town entrance provides easy access to picturesque local destinations.
- Avoid Bay
- Point Avoid
- Almonta Beach
- Yangie camping ground
There is an ATM in the general store, which will dispense up to $200.
There is a pizza place.
- Art and Craft Market.
The town is world famous for Coffin Bay Oysters. You can see the Oyster farms on the drive into town and sample fresh ones in the restaurants.
- Oysterbeds serve delicious local seafood. Their pepper baked Tuna is fantastic.