Great sand dunes border the shore at Pearly Beach with swimming and walking being the popular pastime.

Situated 2.5 hours (185 km) drive from Cape Town, and 20 minutes (25 km) from Gansbaai, in the Western Cape, South Africa, this peaceful little town is still relatively undeveloped. Although the concentration of permanent residents is increasing, over half the houses still belong to holiday-makers and people coming down for the weekend. 

Pearly Beach is a popular angling spot, and on some weekends the beach is lined with fishermen. The Angling and Recreational Club holds competitions on a regular basis, as well as offering meals and a big-screen TV.

Apart from fishing, the beaches are perfect for long walks and cycles. Just remember to keep your eyes open for Southern Right Whales, coming here to mate and calve from about July to January. It is said that if the whales are breaching, bad weather is on the way!

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