Coffin Bay National Park, South Australia

Posted by Simon Waterhouse

Over Christmas, I spent 2 weeks in Australia visiting my family who all live in Adelaide. Adelaide if often the hottest city in Australia at that time of year (commonly exceeding 40degrees), so fortunately my family had arranged for us to spend a week on the coast in Coffin Bay National Park, on the Eyre Peninsula, some 10hours drive from Adelaide. The national park itself features massive sand-dunes, coastal scrub, more wildlife you can poke a stick at and some truly stunning beaches. The peninsula forms an inlet with sheltered warm water with no waves. As a contrast, the south-western side of the peninsula is open to the elements of the southern ocean, and features dramatic surf beaches, scenic cliffs and plenty of wind. Check out the photos of this beautiful part of Australia.