Port Hughes


Port Hughes is a picturesque coastal town, only two hours from Adelaide, featuring one of the prettiest beaches on the northern peninsula. With its clear blue waters and fantastic long jetty, it is widely renowned as a fishing hot spot.

Blue swimmer crabs, garfish, tommies and squid are regular fare from the jetty, which attracts thousands of anglers every year.

Similar to many other emerging towns on Yorke Peninsula, Port Hughes is experiencing significant growth with modern developments attracting new residents and holiday makers.

The CopperClub at The Dunes, Port Hughes boasts a nine-hole PGA standard course, designed by Australian golf legend Greg Norman and welcomes visitors.

The Port Hughes Coastal Trail beginning at Simms Cove, is a great way to discover some of the secrets of Port Hughes colourful past!

The Dunes golf course.
South Beach.
Port Hughes Jetty.
Port Hughes Boat Ramp.
Crabbing and fishing.
Port Hughes Coastal Trail.

Surveyed in 1863 and named after Sir Watson Hughes, Port Hughes is located just minutes from Moonta, Wallaroo and Kadina, with its focus on recreation and outdoor living making it a perfect getaway for couples and families alike.

Quick Facts

Port Hughes is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Copper Coast  in South Australia, it is located approximately 135kms from the capital Adelaide and extends over an area of 5.564 square kilometres. Port Hughes has a recorded population of 571 residents and is within the Australian Central Daylight Time zone Australia/Adelaide.

If you are planning a visit to Port Hughes we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Port Hughes and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.