"COFFIN BAY" Coffin Bay by balhannah

Coffin Bay Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 34 photos

Coffin Bay is a small town with a National Park named after it. It's located only 46kms from Port Lincoln, so is an easy day trip to do.

Less than 1000 people live here, so its a rather quiet, sleepy little town most of the time, that is until holiday time when the population may reach 2000 people. I could see it would be great for relaxtion, boating, fishing, waterskiing and exploring the National Park

Oyster farming is done in the calm waters of Coffin Bay

The "Parnkalla" Aboriginal people occupied the area before the white settlers arrived in the 1830s.

I have often wondered how it was named "Coffin" bay, and I never would have guessed correctly.

It was English explorer Matthew Flinders who named the bay on 16 February 1802 in honour of his friend Sir Isaac Coffin, who was Resident Naval Commissioner at Sheerness, where his Ship "the Investigator" was fitted out.

Continuing on our road trip, we are now going to TUMBY BAY.

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  • In a nutshell:Good National Park and nice little town
  • Last visit to Coffin Bay: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated Sep 22, 2012
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