Coffin Bay National Park

Partial park closure alert

Part of Coffin Bay National Park will be closed from 10 January 2011 until further notice.
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Bee alert

Visitors to Coffin Bay National Park should be aware that bees are currently swarming in some areas due to the hot weather, and extra care may be needed.

Food and drinking containers should be kept covered and it is advisable to keep skin covered as much as possible.

Park visitors who have bee allergies should ensure they carry appropriate medication. 

Please note - The Yangie Bay Campground will be closed between 2 May 2016 till Friday 15 July 2016 due to an upgrade of the campground.  

Well known for its bird life and remote coastal scenery, Coffin Bay National Park is an ideal place for a recreational adventure.

The park conserves a representative sample of diverse coastal landscapes ranging from high windswept cliffs and massive dunes to pounding surf beaches and sheltered sandy bays. Visit during late winter and spring and you're likely to see the park ablaze with native flora.

There are plenty of opportunities to explore the park. At the southern end of the park, Yangie Bay which is accessible by 2WD offers an ideal place to paddle your canoe, enjoy a bush picnic or explore a coastal bushwalking trail. A sealed road to Point Avoid takes in spectacular island views. The bays and coastline around the park are also great for boating, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing.

The stunning northern beaches of Coffin Bay National Park are only accessible by high-clearance 4WD. A favourite destination for anglers, birdwatchers and surfers, this remote and beautiful area offers several secluded camping areas with easy beach access.

Take the virtual tour of Coffin Bay National Park, courtesy of Georama.

Park maps on your mobile

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application. Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient signal) locate yourself within the park. The maps are also available for download below.


Coffin Bay National Park is located 50km west of Port Lincoln. Access from Flinders Highway is via Coffin Bay Road.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 1 November 2015 to 15 April 2016. Wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted between high water mark and low water mark, other than on days of total fire ban. 

Wood must be supplied from outside the park, an adult must be in attendance and the fire must be extinguished before departure.

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8688 3111

Important information

If you are planning a trip for a school group or other large group, please ensure you let the park know of your intentions (+61 8) 8688 3111.

If you intend to visit remote sections of the park or undertake any risky or strenuous activities, please ensure you let a responsible person know of your intentions, and when you anticipate returning. If you have any questions please contact the park on (+61 8) 8688 3111.

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

Before setting out on 4WD tracks, check tide times and make sure you have adequate recovery equipment and supplies of food, water and fuel. Remember to reduce your tyre pressure when driving in sand.

Brochures and maps

Flora species

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