The bay's name is another legacy of Matthew Flinders, who named the town after his friend Sir Isaac Coffin.
The town has calm water, boating and fishing. It is a popular summer tourist destination on the peninsula.
Coffin Bay is just off the Flinders Hwy, it is well signposted from Port Lincoln and surrounding areas. There is no public transport to Coffin Bay. Closest air and coach service is to Port Lincoln, where you can hire a car. Coffin Bay is around 8 hours drive from Adelaide.
20 km of sealed road leading outward from the town entrance provides easy access to picturesque local destinations.
There is an ATM in the general store, which will dispense up to $200.
There is a general store, and pizza place.
The town is famous for Coffin Bay Oysters. You can see the Oyster farms on the drive into town.