There is plenty to see and do in Lincoln National Park and Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area. Boating, fishing, beachcombing, swimming, bird watching and nature walks are all popular activities. A variety of designated campgrounds in the park offer easy access to the beaches, bays and walking trails. Lincoln National Park overlooks Boston Bay, the largest natural harbour in Australia, with granite headlands, sheltered bays and scenic offshore islands. On the southern side of the park are the massive, wind-sculpted sand dunes of the Sleaford-Wanna dune system and the pounding surf of the Southern Ocean.
Memory Cove itself is a magnificent and secluded bay with a pure white sandy beach, cradled between densely vegetated headlands. Memory Cove provides a very special camping or day-visit wilderness experience. Explorer Matthew Flinders named the area in honour of his crew who lost their lives while searching for water. When Flinders reached the area in 1802, fresh water supplies were so low that he sent eight of his crew off to search for more. They never returned.