Perlubie, South Australia facts for kids
|Population||463 (shared with other localities within the 'State Suburb of Perlubie') (2011 census)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|LGA(s)||District Council of Streaky Bay|
Perlubie was selected as the name of the locality whose boundaries were created in April 2001. The name is derived from places within the locality such as Perlubie Hut and Perlubie Well. The word ‘Perlubie” is reported to be of Aboriginal origins and to mean “white sand hill.” Despite having identical names, Perlubie is not associated with the Hundred of Perlubie as it is located in the Hundred of Finlayson.
Perlubie Beach is a beach located in the south-western corner of Perlubie on the coast of a cove overlooking both Streaky Bay and Elba Island. It has become renowned on the Eyre Peninsula for its unique New Years Day Race Meet on the beach. The race is a 1600 m event along the beach at low tide and dates back to 1913, when the first race was held. The sea weathered stands and saddling enclosures are among the only notable historical structures in the area, used solely for the New Year's Eve Race meet.
A sports day is typically held the following day, 1 January, with buses running from the Streaky Bay Caravan Park to the beach.
Access to the beach runs through private property at the current time.
Although a remote area, a number of lots have recently been sold and development is expected to occur soon.
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