The Best Places To Visit In Beautiful Coffin Bay National Park

Coffin Bay National Park is a remote escape on the southwestern shores of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Just 40 minutes from Port Lincoln, the park is known for its remote coastal scenery and surf beaches. Many of the park’s coastal landscapes can only be reached by 4WD tracks. At the southern end of the park is Yangie Bay, accessible by 2WD Yangie Bay has a great camping area for caravanners and other campers and has access along a sealed road. This is a guide for 2WD travelers looking for the best places to visit in the National Park.

How to Get Here

Coffin Bay National Park is located 40 minute (50 km) drive from Port Lincoln along the Flinders Highway. It’s 700 km away from Adelaide by road, making for an 8 hour drive. Vehicle entry to the park costs $11 per car per day or $9 with a valid concession. Camping fees start from $20 per night at Yangie Bay Campground.

Yangie Bay Campground

Yangie Bay campground in the largest in the park, It has 19 campsites suitable for tents, caravans, or campers. It’s the only 2WD accessible site in the park and is easily reached from the park entrance. There are toilets, a picnic shelter, and a kayak launch. All sites are unpowered and can be booked online from $20 per night.

Yangie Bay campground Walking Trails

Yangie Bay Lookout walk- Grade 2- 2km 40 minute return walk. Take in the spectacular views looking out over Yangie Bay. Its a beautiful short walk through the National Park from Yangie Bay Campground. Follow the Green arrows.
Yangie Island Hike-Grade 3- 8km 2 and half hour return walk. Follow the Yangie Bay lookout walk and then follow the yellow arrows. This is a circuit with views out to Yangie Bay and Yangie Island which has a variety of birdlife that live on the island.
Long Beach Hike– Grade 3- 20km 7 hour return. Hike through dunes to long beach is home to a variety of seabirds.

Almonta beach

Golden Island Lookout

A beautiful lookout over the ocean to Golden island there is also access to the beach further along the road.

Templetonia Lookout

From the carpark it is a short walk along the boardwalk to the lookout. You get spectacular views looking over Coffin Bay and Yangie Bay.

4 WD Tracks In Coffin Bay

  • Places to visit along the 4WD tracks
    Gunyah Beach – 14 kms – one hour, forty-five minutes return
  • Black Springs – 28 kms – three hours return
  • Sensation Beach – 50 kms – six hours return
  • Point Sir Isaac – 55 kms – six hours return

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