- Guests think Pearly Tides is in an excellent location
- 3 Melkhout, Pearly Beach, 7221, Western Cape
Not even 20 km from Gansbaai, Pearly Beach has been described as the longest undisturbed sand beach in the Western Cape, and even if this is a little grandiose a description, the beach nevertheless seems endless.
Pearly Beach is known for its wild beauty and serenity. Pearly Beach was, until recently, regarded as a remote seaside hamlet with no more than a few holiday homes and few permanent residents. The beach is uncultivated and scenic, with initial rocky outcrops and pools - where local fishermen can usually be spotted - that soon peter out to become pure sand.
Long walks and solitude are the order of the day here, so if it’s bright lights you’re after, this isn’t the part of the world for you. The village is on the migratory whale route and one of the highest concentrations of whales can be spotted off the beach. The proximity to Gansbaai and De Kelders mean that you are not far from the Danger Point Peninsula where both Southern Right Whales and Great White Sharks are a major draw card.
About 5 km off the coast from Pearly Beach is Dyer Island, the easternmost of the chain of seabird islands of the Western Cape that is home to a colony of African Penguins
Pearly Beach has two local shops and three restaurants where one is sure to find some interesting people and conversations.