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Lazy days on the beach... Coobowie is a great destination for your next relaxed, easy going holiday. The beach is a top spot for swimming, fishing and relaxing, as well as making for enjoyable sandy walks. There's beachside accommodation available, including self-contained holiday homes and a caravan park. Enjoy the friendly local welcome and slow pace.

You'll find other great coastal towns nearby, including Stansbury and Edithburgh, which both offer boat ramps and jetties. If you'd like to explore the region by foot, try the Stansbury Coastal Trail or Edithburgh Environmental Walk. It's a chance to take in some wide sea views and enjoy the birdlife.

Coobowie is fast becoming a popular tourist destination. It's just one of many Yorke Peninsula towns offering a fantastic coastal getaway. Be sure to book your accommodation early during the summer season!

Did you know: In 1838 because the area around the bay was so beautiful, the explorers assumed there must be fresh water. After travelling 40 kilometres inland and finding none, they named Coobowie, 'Deception Bay'.


Coobowie: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Coobowie Bird Hide

The Coobowie estuary is home to a fascinating array of birdlife. Nestled at the edge is a wonderful bird hide to enable you to watch our feathered friends go about their business.

Arm yourself with a complementary brochure available from Coobowie Caravan Park or the General Store to assist in identification of the species and spend a leisurely few hours in the great outdoors. You can also walk around to Edithburgh via the walking trail.

Coobowie Estuary
Coobowie, SA, 5583

Located 0.4K from Coobowie

Historic Clan Ranald Shipwreck Graves

You can find out more about the tragedy of the historic Clan Ranald at the Edithburgh Museum and visit the graves to pay your respects to the lives lost in this unfortunate shipwreck.

The turret deck ship SS Clan Ranald, was wrecked off of Troubridge Hill in January 1909 with the loss of forty lives. Loaded mostly with wheat and flour at Port Adelaide, she was bound for South Africa when shifting of the cargo ultimately caused the tragedy.

Of the lives lost, 36 bodies were recovered including five Officers and 31 'Lascars'. They were interred at Edithburgh Cemetery with much kindness from the local people of this tiny little community. The cemetery is open all hours.

Coobowie Road
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 3.7K from Coobowie

Edithburgh Golf Club

The Edithburgh Golf Club is a Par 70, nine hole 5,598 metre course and has an Australian Course Rating of 67. Located in Edithburgh on the heel of the Yorke Peninsula this course is picturesque and features sand greens. The course is open from sunrise to sunset. Club hire is available and visitors are welcome.

Please contact the club for green fees.

Yorketown Road
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 4.4K from Coobowie

Edithburgh Playground

The Edithburgh community have worked hard for a number of years to provide the Edithburgh Playground for every-one.

This is a fantastic facility. - whether it's playing on the equipment or in the sand, there is plenty to keep the kids amused for hours. Take along a picnic or the makings of a barbecue and take advantage of the facilities available, with plenty of shade and seating. Public toilets available.

Corner of Yorketown Road and Robert Avenue
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 4.8K from Coobowie

Edithburgh Tidal Pool

The Edithburgh Tidal Pool provides a safe and unique place to swim.

Originally the tidal pool was on the southern side of the jetty to cater for the ladies as mixed bathing was not permitted in the 1880s. As time went by they decided to build another pool for men. The jetty was a very busy port so very often no one was able to swim in the area around it, so the pool provided a safe alternative. The mens pool remains and continues to provide this today.

The pool has undergone a number of facelifts over the years. Swimming lessons are offered via the Vacswim program, contact them for details.

Edithburgh Foreshore
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 4.9K from Coobowie

Bakehouse Arts and Crafts, The

The Bakehouse Arts and Crafts shop at Edithburgh offers a wide range of local arts and crafts and local produce. There are jams, sauces, pickles, art, cards, pottery, ceramics, woodwork, toys, baby clothes, novelties and so much more.

Established in 1986 as an outlet for local art and craft and community fundraiser, the Bakehouse Arts and Crafts shop can now be found in the Museum Grounds, Edith Street, having moved from its former home in the Old Bakery, Blanche Street.

Whether you are shopping for a gift or would just like to browse, why not visit Bakehouse Arts and Crafts, were the team of friendly smiling volunteers will make you very welcome.

Museum Grounds,
Edith Street
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 4.9K from Coobowie

Edithburgh Museum

Edithburgh Museum is a community museum of well defined indoor and outdoor displays tracing the social, industrial and agricultural history of the Troubridge agricultural area and the town and port of Edithburgh from early settlement to its decline with major displays on its maritime history (including shipwrecks) and once large salt industry.

Located on southern Yorke Peninsula about three hours drive from Adelaide.

Edith Street
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 4.9K from Coobowie

Coobowie: Events

Roar Art Escapes - Full Day of Art Package.

Escape with Roar Art Escapes with their Full Day of Art Package for a day of creative immersion, including a catered lunch, morning and afternoon teas, art materials and bucket loads of motivation and stimulation to let your creativity roar!

Beginners to experienced are welcome to be inspired and challenged.

Join us for our Roar Let-Loose workshop which includes outdoor painting or drawing, tuition and guidance, plus a free canvas or art journal.

You deserve a chance to express yourself and experience a full day away with nothing to do except relax and do art in a supportive, artistic atmosphere with others.

Roar Art Escapes hold events regularly, please check Facebook or call to confirm dates held.

Event Dates
      21st Feb
      21st Mar
      21st Apr
      21st May
      21st Jun

3 Yorketown Road
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 4.2K from Coobowie

Art Weekends in January 2017

Treat yourself and get your weekend going with our mega-creative Let-Loose Workshops on Saturday mornings in January (9:30-1 pm), or a Family Art time any Sunday Afternoon in January (1-4 pm) on the beautiful Southern Yorke Peninsula (SYP).

Our Let-Loose workshops are at our studio in Edithburgh, or we can organise according to group interests with self-drive guided outings around the stunning SYP for plein air (outdoor) painting.

You and your fellow retreat guests can completely immerse yourselves with your creativity, while we take care of everything.

Family Art times on Sunday afternoons are a blast with your kids of any age (1 adult and 2 children), be creative together and make memories.

Art materials included along with guidance/tuition if desired and morning or afternoon tea.

No artistic skills necessary, experiment, let go, find your own style and enjoy yourselves.

$55 pp to Let- Loose or Plein air, $65 Family Art Time (1 adult, 2 children)

Beginners to experienced artists are all welcome, find your own style and/or be challenged.

Tuition/guidance is provided by Professional artist Nicholas Watson, ROAR Art Escapes on the Yorke Peninsula 0498 576 709 or Carol 0400 649 677.

Event Dates
      24th Jan
      25th Jan
      26th Jan
      27th Jan
      28th Jan
      29th Jan

Yorketown Road
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 4.4K from Coobowie

Blanche Street Community Market

The Blanche Street Community Market is a fabulous little market, held in the beautiful seaside community of Edithburgh on Yorke Peninsula.

Browse in comfort undercover on the second Sunday of each month to find some wonderful treasures ... fresh bread, local produce, bric a brac and lots more!

Event Dates
      12th Feb
      12th Mar
      9th Apr
      14th May
      11th Jun
      9th Jul
      13th Aug
      10th Sep

35 Blanche Street
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 4.9K from Coobowie

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