Pearly Beach

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Pearly Beach
Pearly Beach is located in South Africa
Pearly Beach
Pearly Beach
 Pearly Beach shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 34°39′54″S 19°30′04″E / 34.665°S 19.501°E / -34.665; 19.501Coordinates: 34°39′54″S 19°30′04″E / 34.665°S 19.501°E / -34.665; 19.501
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
District Overberg
Municipality Overstrand
Area[1]
 • Total 3.92 km2 (1.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,042
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 48.2%
 • Coloured 11.9%
 • White 39.0%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 45.5%
 • Xhosa 44.3%
 • English 9.1%
 • Other 1.1%
Postal code (street) 7220
PO box 7221
Area code 028

Pearly Beach is a village in Overberg District Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

It is close to Bantamsklip which is a proposed site of a new nuclear power station.

Geography[edit]

Not far from Pearly Beach is Dyers Island, a breeding colony for jackass penguins. Not far from Dyers Island is Geyser Island, a breeding ground for seals.

As the area around these Islands teems with an abundance of sea life, it has become a notorious feeding ground for the Great White shark which frequents its waters in large numbers.

Dyers Island is named after Samson Dyer, an American who came to the Cape in 1806, and who lived on Dyers Island where he collected guano for fertilizer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Pearly Beach". Census 2011.