Cowell is a coastal town on Franklin Harbor on the eastern side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia on the Lincoln Highway 111 km south of the major town of Whyalla. It is 493 km by road from Adelaide. Franklin Harbor is a natural harbour 49 km² in area with a channel to the sea just 100 metres wide. The town of Cowell is the major population centre of the District Council of Franklin Harbour, and the centre of an agricultural district, farming wheat and sheep. The district covers an area of 3,283 square kilometres with a district population in 2011 of 1070. Fishing, and more recently, oyster farming has also been an important industry.

Images around Cowell SA 5602

Around Cowell SA 5602

Our Picks on what to Do in Cowell SA

Harbour View Caravan Park

Cowell Motorhome Park

Lions Park

Our Picks on where to Stay in Cowell SA

Harbour View Caravan Park

Cowell Jade Motel & Cowell Jade & Gemstones

Franklin Harbour Hotel

Our Picks on what to Eat in Cowell SA

Nel's Cafe

Arno Bay Jetty Cafe

The Fish Box Kiosk

Shopping in Cowell SA

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 3 m
  • Population: 1069
  • State electorate(s): Giles
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1880
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Kimba SA 5641 (87.6 km, 1 hr 4 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Cowell SA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.