Pearly Beach at a glance

If you're looking for the ultimate escape, look no further than Pearly Beach. This charming town brings all the pleasures of coastal living. Picture this: lazy walks along pristine beaches, casting your reel and diving into refreshing waters. During the whale season, there's even the chance to spot these majestic creatures. Pearly Beach will captivate you with its beauty, tranquillity and opportunity for healthy living.

A brief history of the area

Speak to any local and they'll tell you the area was named for having the "pearl of all beaches". Once upon a time, Pearly Beach was simply a remote seaside town. Property ownership is now dominated by holidaymakers and investors. The area is also rising in popularity for those seeking permanent residence.

Pearl Beach's appeal has earned it a number of accolades. Capetonian, Justin Fox, featured it in his novel, The Marginal Safari. In 2019, the town, along with other parts of the Overstrand municipality, was recognised as a UNESCO Creative City for gastronomy.


True to its nature, the area has the perfect beach climate. You'll find Pearly Beach is warm and temperate. In winter, there's plenty of rain which helps make the area green and pretty. The temperature here averages 16.4 °C.

Schools in the area

Because it has mainly holiday season residents, Pearl Beach has no immediate schools. However, schools in neighbouring areas will help your child achieve great things.

Primary schools include Masakhane Primary School and Gansbaai Primary School. Gansbaai Academia is the nearest secondary school.

Healthcare in the area

A short trip outside Pearl Beach will get you any medical treatment you need. There's a family health centre in Gansbaai, along with general practitioners, dentists and optometrists.

Shopping centres

Pearly Beach is small but has an essential shop stop. Pearly Beach Resort Shop is great for hardware, groceries, toys, clothing, decor and fuel. If you're looking to go beyond basics, travel out to Franskraal Mini Market or Gansbaai's Great White Junction Shopping Centre.

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)

The driving distance from Darling to Cape Town International Airport is 173,1 km. This will take you roughly two hours and 30 minutes to reach your destination.


As Pearl Beach is adored by tourists, the area has seen the rise of many restaurants who cater to their needs. You'll reap the benefits of the dining scene.

Fynbos Deck Restaurant flanks the golden dunes of the esplanade in Pearly Beach. The eatery uses sustainably farmed fish, local produce and foods made from foraged seaweed in a constantly evolving menu. Die Rooibier is a laid-back spot with friendly service. Expect pub grub that's simply prepared but tasty. Stasie 7 is worth a visit for their well-priced meals, fun facilities and upbeat music.

Special attractions

1. Pearly Beach: Pearly Beach lives up to its reputation for active pursuits. This is your go-to spot for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and horse riding.

2. Fynbos Garden and Herbarium: In the Fynbos Garden, you can see over 400 indigenous shrubs and 40 trees. The Herbarium preserves this plant life and is the site where new species are discovered.

3. Beachcomber's Perlemoen Trail: Saddle up and explore Pearly Beach with an experienced guide.

4. Angling and Recreational Club: At this club, you can take part in competitions and explore your love for angling. There are also a host of recreational facilities.

5. Islands: There are two islands nearby teeming with sea animal life. Dyers Island is a breeding site for jackass penguins. Geyser Island hosts a number of seals.

Make Pearly Beach your home. Let it be your story.

From its natural beauty, water activities to its culinary pleasures, Pearly Beach has much to offer. Take the leap into property ownership with Seeff. View our properties and give our team a call or email.

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