- Pearly Strand
Mellow Coastal Town
The beautiful coastal hamlet of Pearly Beach lies just 20 km from Gansbaai along the Cape Whale Coast. It is still a sleepy and mellow coastal town where many houses are only used during holidays and weekends and only a few permanent residents.
Pearly Beach is known for its serenity and it is the perfect destination if you are looking to get away from the bright lights of the city. The towns beach is its biggest attraction however just 5 km away is Dyer Island, a must see spot with it resident colony of African Penguins and on the inland side of Pearly Beach is one of the best botanical hotspots with several plant species endemic to the lime soils near Pearly Beach.
Its location on the Cape Whale Coast means Southern Right Whales come to the area to mate and calve from about September to January.
The close proximity to Gansbaai and De Kelders means visitors are not far from the Danger Point Peninsula where the Great White Sharks are a major draw card!
Pearly Beach accommodation includes B&B’s and self-catering units.
Things to do and see
- Pearly Beach, Beach & Rock Pools
- Castle Beach
- Perlemoen Hiking Trail
- Beachcomber Nature Trail
- Cape Whale Coast
- Dyer Island Nature Reserve
- Danger Point Lighthouse, 20 km
- Flower Valley Farm Hiking & Biking, De Kelders 25 km
Pearly Beach receives approximately 518 mm of rain annually with majority of the rain falling during the winter months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 26˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 9˚C and 19˚C.
Pearly Beach was developed on the seaside section of the original Kleinhagelkraal cattle farm. There was nothing more than open fynbos fields and an infinite beach. One of the later owners, Charlie van Breda, loved nothing more than taking long hikes on this "pearl of all beaches" and hence named it Pearly Beach, a name that stuck although it had nothing to do with pearls.
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