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 and there is a multi-lane boat ramp nearby.

Surveyed in 1863 and named after Sir Walter Watson Hughes, on whose land copper was first discovered in the area, Port Hughes is ideally located just minutes from all that Moonta, Wallaroo and Kadina also offer. The Dunes, Port Hughes golf course was designed by Australian golfing legend Greg Norman.            


Don’t miss in Port Hughes

  • Taking a stroll along South Beach and watching one of the stunning sunsets.
  • Playing a round of golf at the Greg Norman designed Dunes golf Course
  • Throwing a line in on the jetty or wandering along to see what is biting.


  • Moonta Mines National Heritage Area
  • Moonta Bay foreshore, jetty and Splash Town
  • Historic Moonta with shops and cafes to explore and the Cornish Pasty.

Accommodation options 

There is a caravan park in Port Hughes, with two locations one with cabins and sites overlooking the ocean and the other a short walk to the beaches. There is also a wide variety of holiday homes and a group accommodation centre in Port Hughes.  In nearby Moonta Bay you will also find a caravan park, two motels as well as cabins and further holiday home options to suit all budgets. Two of the hotels in the Moonta township also have rooms available. Moonta is an RV Friendly town.         

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Port Hughes has a general store/café with a post office and fishing supplies, a tavern, a multi lane boat ramp with a large carpark and boat washing facilities. On the foreshore there is a playground and bbq area overlooking Spencer Gulf.  In nearby Moonta you will find all your shopping requirements including a bank with ATM, supermarket, post office, chemist, doctors, dentist and other health professionals. A wide choice of shops covering clothing, shoes, variety, homewares, real estate agents, op shops, antiques and collectables. Further café’s, restaurants and hotels offer a wide variety of meal options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all times in between in Moonta and Moonta Bay. Taxi and passenger services cover the area and a bus that can be caught in Moonta or Moonta Bay connects with Adelaide.



Contact the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre