They don’t call it the seafood frontier for nothing! The Eyre Peninsula is teeming with aquatic life, from the scary to the playful, the delicious to the elusive. Summer is the best time of year to pull up a seat at a local restaurant and enjoy the fruits of the sea and, here, we’ve picked some of the Peninsula’s best spots for you to do just that.
In Port Lincoln, head out to Del Giorno’s – a must-visit for any foodie on the Eyre Peninsula – or stop by Boston Bay Wines (on the Lincoln Highway) and try the award-winning riesling or sauvignon blanc. Learn how to shuck oysters, fillet fish or cook up a delicious seafood meal at The Fresh Fish Place in Port Lincoln before you leave. The rest of the trip around the peninsula will no doubt call on these skills!
If the name doesn’t ring a bell, Coffin Bay is the source of Australia’s most delicious oysters. The oysters are plump, tasty and readily available all over Coffin Bay! The combination of cleansing tides, Antarctic waters and the impressively pristine surrounding environment create a magical setting in which the oysters (and their flavour) thrive. Oyster farms around Coffin Bay, and even further north on the peninsula, offer tours that give a behind-the-scenes look at oyster farming and the hard work that goes into their cultivation.
At Streaky Bay, you’ve got to try the abalone. Not the most beloved seafood fare there is on account of its appearance, its still undeniably delicious, especially when it’s this fresh. Not to worry if it’s not your thing because a number of cruise operators in Streaky Bay can take you on charters in search of just about every delicious sea creature you can think of: blue swimmer crabs, rock lobsters, oysters, prawns and plenty of fish.
The Eyre Peninsula is a feast for the eyes and for the tastebuds – come and conquer it this season!