Port Hughes, Yorke Peninsula

Located: 171kms from Adelaide

Port Hughes is a picturesque coastal town featuring pristine beaches and calm clear waters. The jetty at Port Hughes is widely renowned as a fishing hot spot! Surveyed in 1863 and named after Sir Walter Watson Hughes, on whose land copper was first discovered, Port Hughes is ideally located just minutes from Moonta, Wallaroo and Kadina.

With it’s focus on recreation and outdoor living it makes a perfect getaway for couples and families alike. Like many other emerging towns on the Yorke Peninsula, Port Hughes is experiencing significant growth with modern developments attracting more and more new residents and holidaymakers. The Dunes Port Hughes is the largest development being built in the region, with it’s centrepiece being an 18 hole championship golf course designed by Australian golfing legend Greg Norman.

South Beach at Port Hughes is a very pretty and popular beach, and offers nice white sand, a jetty for fishing, and clear waters for swimming and boating. A stroll along the beach to Cape Elizabeth is a popular activity. You can also enjoy the local Port Hughes Coast Trail walk from the Tipara Lighthouse to Simms Cove.

A boat ramp is located at Port Hughes, for boaties wishing to try their luck offshore.

With thanks to the Copper Coast Council

Whatever you do, you’ll be made very welcome on Yorke Peninsula!