Coffin Bay National Park, Coffin Bay

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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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  • We stayed at the Yangi Bay campground where the sites were large and basic. There are no showers or power but there were pit toilets which were clean but stank. We visited Point Avoid and Golden Islan...  more »
  • Spent a day with friends 4x4 driving. Definitely need an off road vehicle to explore the whole park. Roads vary from soft sand to rocky outcrops. Spectacular views from lots of spots. Toilet facilitie...  more »

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