Coffin Bay comes alive at Easter with BAMM

The Coffin Bay foreshore came alive on Easter Sunday as hundreds gathered for the second Beach, Arts Music, Markets (BAMM) event of 2021.

Warm and sunny conditions greeted the crowd of about 500 people who walked among the market stalls throughout the day.

After only being able to hold one market in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Coffin Bay Progress Association has been able to hold BAMM events in January and now Easter Sunday.

Progress association vice president Rachel Saxby said BAMM had been well received by locals as well as visitors, which the Coffin Bay community had been seeing plenty of recently.

"Everybody is so happy to get out and do things again," she said.

"We've had so many visitors coming to Coffin Bay in the last few months...I think they have appreciated having something like this to go to and support the community."

BAMM was once again supported by Coffin Bay Yacht Club, which opened up to serve food and beverages for patrons.

Ms Saxby said stall space once again sold out and there was plenty of variety as far as items and food, which included the popular Smoky Uppercuts from Whyalla as well as local coffee cart Bayside Grind.

She said due to the popularity of the markets last October, there was the possibility of BAMM returning to Coffin Bay during the October long weekend.

Thanks have gone to the yacht club and the Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council for their support, as well as Scott Easton from Xtreme Kites and Paddle for helping to ensure children remained hydrated while playing on the bouncy castle.