Coffin Bay is the premier oyster growing region for South Australia, producing the ever popular ‘ Coffin Bay ’ Oyster, well known for its quality, flavour and size, and marketed all over Australia and overseas.
Coffin Bay is a sleepy coastal town, nestled in-between rugged National Parks with the great Southern Ocean on one side, calm, pristine, flat water on the other. Coffin Bay is situated 42 km from Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.
Coffin Bay is a popular holiday and fishing destination, its extensive sheltered bay system, edged with white sandy beaches is abundant with marine life, thriving in a healthy, clean environment.
The unique bays surrounding Coffin Bay are home to a large and well managed Pacific Oyster Industry. The waterways surrounding Coffin Bay are constantly being nourished with nutrient enriched seawater, up welling from the Southern Ocean. The water is monitored by a Quality Assurance Testing Program to maintain its pristine natural state, assuring high quality seafood throughout!
Other fisheries such as Rock Lobster, Shark, Leather Jacket, Whiting, Cockles, Garfish and Sand Crabs, also flourish in this system.
The first Pacific Oyster was introduced to Coffin Bay area in 1969 and it was due to that operation and subsequent trials that the current industry has developed with such success!
There are over 40 independent growers and up to 20 boats can be seen plying the waterways each day, tending to their lease sites, with packing sheds back at land bases, employing over 100 people throughout! Visit one of the many oyster factories and get a good look first hand at how oyster farming is done! Or book a fishing trip and visit the water leases, you’ll be amazed!
Come and visit Coffin Bay , come and taste our plump, delicious premium Pacific Oysters!