Port Hughes is the location of the latest Greg Norman designed golf course, The Dunes Port Hughes  The first 9 holes of the course are expected to be playable by April 2011. Nearby is the very popular South Beach which is a family friendly beach. Many people from Adelaide own holiday homes at Port Hughes and the town can become quite busy during school holiday times particularly in January.
Port Hughes is a popular fishing destination, with many fishing charter tour operators using it as a base.
Cellular (mobile) telephone network reception may not be available in many areas especially those distant from cellular network repeater towers normally located along the major highways and near larger townships. Hilly terrain will also effect reception. In an emergency seek higher ground. Some networks provide a poor coverage in regional and rural areas. It is generally considered that the best reception is available from either Telstra or Optus when in areas such as Yorke Peninsula.
For emergency services including police, fire services and ambulance call 000 from any telephone and ask the operator to connect you.