Franklin Harbour on the eastern side of the Eyre Peninsula, on the Lincoln Highway 111 km south of the major town of Whyalla. It is 493 km by road from Adelaide.
Franklin Harbour is a natural harbour with a channel to the sea just 100 metres wide.
The town of Cowell is the major population centre of the district, and the centre of an agricultural area, farming wheat and sheep, oyster farming has also been an important industry.
One of the safest and best fishing areas in South Australia, Franklin Harbour is a land-locked bay with a narrow entrance through which boats have access to the harbour's calm waters.
The sheltered waters of the harbour offer the fishermen spotted and silver whiting, snapper, squid, mullet, flathead, garfish, snook tommy ruff and blue crabs