Coobowie is a small town at the south-eastern tip of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Coobowie was proclaimed in 1875. Coobowie comes from an Aboriginal word meaning "wild fowl water". At the 2006 census, Coobowie had a population of 408. Coobowies current outlook is to create many new features, including a new visitor information pull in being built. "Blooms n Bakes" cafe was open at the end of 2012, providing people with healthier, or decadent food choices. The cafe also has a florist. Coobowie is an aging community, and because of this, there is a large real estate market currently, with very low prices.
The Coobowie Aquatic Reserve was declared for the ‘protection of important fish nursery habitats.’ The reserve consists of two areas which are both located to the south and south west respectively of the town: Area 1 which is the area of Salt Creek Bay north of a line from Giles Points to a causeway on the west side of the Bay and Area 2 - a small estuary known as Salt Swamp Creek located to the west side of both Salt Creek Bay and the causeway. In Area 1, the following activities are permitted - fishing from boat or shore using rod and line or handline, collecting bait from the beach, boating, diving and swimming. In Area 2, the following activities are prohibited - fishing or the collection or removal of any marine organisms.