Coffin Bay National Park, South Australia

Coffin Bay National Park is a protected area in on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, Australia, which is located about 301 km west of Adelaide and about 46 km west of Port Lincoln. The town of Coffin Bay is near the entrance to the national park. The national park occupies the Coffin Bay Peninsula - a long peninsula with a sheltered bay to its north, coastal dunes, swamps and a coastline which overlooks islands, reefs, limestone cliffs and white surf beaches.
To the east of Point Avoid are Almonta and Gunyah Beaches, used for surfing. Reefs extend out to sea from Point Avoid to Golden Island with Price Island further out. There is a camping area at Yangie Bay with camping fees payable on entry to the National Park. Access to the majority of the park's area north of Yangie Bay is via four wheel drive tracks only.
The historic former Coffin Bay Whaling Site at Point Sir Isaac lies within the park and is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.
There is a great variety of wildlife in the national park, including until February 2004 wild horses, known as the Coffin Bay Ponies. Many seabirds can be seen including white-bellied sea eagles and ospreys as well as various albatrosses and petrels.
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  • One of the most beautiful places I have visited. Pristine, untouched and stunning with the whitest sands the clearest water. Most of the park is only accessible by a 4wd but it’s well worth the...  more »
  • Spectacular sand beaches, magnificent view of the golden island from point avoid. Highly recommend a four wheel drive. Multiple stops at oyster walk to bask the beautiful beaches...  more »
  • A beautiful park, amazing scenery. So enjoyed our day. The dirt roads were not very good, they could use some work on them. The animal life was a surprise to see so many.
  • Wow a natural wonder. When for a little drive and ended up spending 4 hrs exploring. Take a beach shelter some wine and nibbles and enjoy. 4 wheel drive only and entrance fee online only. Truly unspoiled coast line.
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