I’ve always thought there were two caravan parks in the town of Port Hughes on the western side of Yorke Peninsula, but it’s actually the same Breeze Holiday Park, on two different sites. Confusing at first but easy enough to check in, once you know.
The park we wanted to stay in was on the foreshore which overlooks the jetty, and is in easy walking distance to the general store and tavern. You are probably sensing a theme with our travels by now.
We had rung ahead to book a sea front site but weren’t told how to access the park at that stage so when we arrived we followed the caravan park signs away from the park and about 900 metres back from the beach at the office and larger caravan park site on South Terrace.
It was here we could pay, check in, get a site map and directions and receive keys for the ablution block. So exiting this park, we travel back to the foreshore park and easily find our site. Some of the sites are pretty narrow and you feel a little too close to your neighbour but other sites are wider, which we will remember for next time.
This park is all about location too, overlooking a foreshore playground and just a short stroll out of the park to the jetty, Port Hughes General Store and Tavern. The store is really well stocked with everything you need in the way of basic groceries as well as some fishing tackle, clothing, bait and other boaties supplies.
Port Hughes is also well known for its boat ramp which is always busy and there are also convenient fuel pumps in front of the store. The General Store also does takeaway food and has a great undercover deck overlooking the jetty to enjoy your food by the beach.
The Tavern is a popular dining spot for locals and visitors so you have to book, no matter what day of the week you are there. There is a large indoor dining room and an alfresco area which is sheltered from prevailing winds, and has shade sails overhead and heaters if the evening cools off.
The food is spectacular and having visited a number of times we’ve never been disappointed, steaks have always been cooked perfectly and their reef and beef options are heavenly. The Port Hughes Tavern is a venue that people in other towns on the peninsula book to dine at, and on certain nights there are specials which are great value for money.
The caravan park is just a short stroll behind the tavern and has a camp kitchen and ablutions which are both a little dated but ok and there is also a fish cleaning facility, and bouncy pillow for the kids or kids at heart. This is a pet friendly park too.
The only thing we found a little puzzling was that we had to drive back to the other part of the park to return keys on departure, when a key deposit box might be a more convenient idea, but other than that it’s a great park in another awesome location.