|• Total||45.73 km2 (17.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||9.0%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
The coast town has been proclaimed 'the Diamond of the West Coast' because of its white beaches, wildlife and lobsters. Although primarily a fishing town it has become a significant tourist attraction on the West Coast due to its moderate all-year climate.
The town also hosts the Crayfish Festival.
- Bird Island Nature Reserve - The nesting and breeding ground of thousands of Cape gannets, penguins and other bird species can be reached by walking on a breakwater wall.
Lambert's Bay is named after Admiral Lambert of the British Navy who did a marine survey of the bay between 1826 and 1840.
In 1887 Mr Stephan bought the commercial buildings and built the hotel in 1888. Lambert's Bay was used as a lay-up for British warships during the war of 1900-1902 and in 1901 HMS Sybille was wrecked opposite Steenbokfontein.
The first crayfish factory was started by Mr Lindström in 1918.
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