The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula is home to many attractions and activities and while you’re there don’t forget to visit Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln.
With over 700 kilometres of coastline, much of it within the Lincoln and Coffin Bay National Parks, there are endless opportunities to visit and experience this magnificent part of the South Australian coastline.
You may have to share it with a few locals and other visitors, but it isn’t hard to find a secluded spot in which to just relax and enjoy.
There are several towns to base yourself or visit – Coffin Bay has a great caravan park and many holiday lets and Cummins has a well-regarded caravan park and can be a great base to visit all the attractions with easy day-trips in all directions.
Louth Bay has a camping ground, a jetty and beach launching, while North Shields has a caravan park, a jetty and a small boat ramp.
Mount Dutton Bay has some camping facilities, a jetty and a boat ramp and to complete the list Farm Beach has a campground with beach launching.
There are many coastal beaches outside of the two National Parks, with the most accessible located along the western coastline.
So if you’re in to anything from sightseeing, a relaxing getaway or looking for excellent boat fishing or beach fishing, then the Lower Eyre Peninsula offers it all.
Just 45 minutes on the frequent Regional Express and QantasLink air services from Adelaide into the District Council’s own Port Lincoln Airport (the largest regional airport in South Australia), or an easy day’s drive from Adelaide with many stops along the way.
The options and opportunities are endless so check out the many websites offering up suggestions and solutions on how to spend this Summer and Autumn on South Australia’s Lower Eyre Peninsula.
Boat Ramps and Fishing
Coffin Bay: The boating facilities in Coffin Bay provide access to Kellidie Bay, Port Douglas and popular waters off Farm Beach where KG you can catch whiting, salmon trout, tommy ruff, and flathead to name a few. For those with larger boats Greenly Island, Rocky Islands or the Hummocks offer up tuna, kingfish and samson fish.
With three floating pontoon jetties, five lanes and 90 car and boat parking bays and fish cleaning facilities there’s plenty of room for almost everyone. There are several charter fishing opportunities as well. For those that don’t like boating there are ample areas to fish into the channel next to the boat ramp.
Mount Dutton Bay: This single floating pontoon jetty and single lane facility is suited to smaller craft and provides access to the Bay as well as beyond to Port Douglas and Farm Beach. The nearby jetty is excellent for squid.
North Shields: This single lane ramp offers access to Boston Bay and is best suited to smaller craft. Boston Bay offers up KG whiting, salmon trout, and tommy ruff.
Louth Bay and Farm Beach: Beach launching isn’t for everyone and only for those reasonable degree of experience. Tidal movement is extreme but with flat beaches, keeping an eye on the tides and on-shore breezes is a must.
Don’t have a boat? The majority of beach/surf fishing locations can produce salmon trout, whiting, tommy ruff and gummy shark.
There are a number of marine park sanctuary zones on both the east and west coast on-shore and off-shore waters and it is important to check with the Marine Parks SA and PIRSA websites for the exclusion zones and times as well as the fishing limits and seasonal closures.