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Coffin Bay National Park

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Coffin Bay National Park is on a peninsula located on the larger Fyre Peninsula in South Australia.  The national park encompasses an area of 119.6 square miles (309.76 sq km).

The Coffin Bay Peninsula accounts for the majority of the national park boundaries.  The park features limestone cliffs, white sandy beaches, coral reefs, islands in the bay, sand dunes, and even some swampland.  The park provides picturesque coastal landscapes that might be expected as well as rugged scenes that invite exploration.

Point Avoid gives access to both surfing and a coral reef.  Yangie Bay provides opportunities for camping, but when you venture further north you will need RTVs.  There is a fish sanctuary located in Yangie Bay helping to nurture and protect fish species to populate the area.  Fishing is not allowed but you can explore these waters by kayak.

Seagulls, pelicans, ospreys, albatrosses, and the white-bellied sea eagle are some of the bird species that birdwatchers can hope to see.  There are groups working to bring back some of the endemic species for another chance to be protected and thrive in the park.

Wildlife includes some typical Australian species such as the kangaroos, joeys, emus, and goannas.  There are many different reef species of fish for those that venture into the water.


The national park is a great place to walk and take in the sights of the stunning and rugged coastal landscapes.  Getting in and exploring the lagoon and coral reefs in the area is a highlight most people enjoy.

Templetonia Lookout

Templetonia Lookout occurs early into your drive into the park.  It is a wooden platform that provides a panoramic view of the terrain and scenic landscapes.  You can explore views in all directions.

In addition to Templetonia Lookout, there are several vistas that provide scenic lookouts along the astounding rugged coastline.

Coffin Bay National Park Trails

The majority of trails are coastal trails focused on the views of Yangie Bay and the accompanying picturesque coastlines.

Coffin Bay Highlights

  • Stunning coastal landscapes
  • Snorkeling the lagoon and reefs
  • Templetonia Lookout

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