Discover Coffin Bay: famous for its oysters and spectacular fishing
Surrounded by sea and national parks, Coffin Bay is famous for its oysters, spectacular fishing, and is home to one of Australia’s most stunning estuaries. A popular holiday spot, and named after Sir Isaac Coffin (a friend of explorer Matthew Flinders), Coffin Bay’s calm, clear waters are perfect for sailing, swimming, kayaking, waterskiing and scuba diving.
A recreational fishing paradise
Anglers will discover its meandering waterways, bays, channels and inlets are ideal for rock, surf and jetty fishing, while boaties have the choice of launching at four concrete launching ramps that are floodlit at night and protected by groynes for easier boat handling.
Apart from the fishing, cruising the waterways around the rugged islands off Coffin Bay will provide sightings of pods of dolphins, sea lions, fur seals and native birds. Don’t have a boat? Fishing charters can be arranged to offshore game fishing areas.
Walking trails and native wildlife
Back on shore, Coffin Bay National Park is just waiting to be explored with its myriad of walking trails, native wildlife (including kangaroos and emus), and diverse bird species. There’s a golf course complete with resident kangaroos, lawn bowls, internet facilities at the post office, and plenty of accommodation options, including camping in the National Park. Coffin Bay also has an active commercial wharf in the centre of town where visitors can watch fishing boats unload their daily catch.
World-renowned Coffin Bay oysters
But if you’re here for the oysters, you won’t be disappointed. Oyster Farm Tours and Experience Coffin Bay offer farm and shed tours and tastings. You can also sample the extensive oyster menu at the 1802 Oyster Bar + Bistro and learn about the lives of the oyster farmers and the history of the industry. After a good feed, wander along the picturesque foreshore from the caravan park to Crinoline Point and Kellidie Bay lookout: part of the eight-kilometre wheelchair accessible Oyster Walk.