The Strandperle has since many years been the only simple snack stall at the beach in Hamburg. Under the sunshades, the free chairs or at the sandy beach you can sit down and relax.
Sometimes it seems that all Hamburgers (from students to seniors) are here standing in line for drinks & (the best!) french fries from the fast and friendly service. The atmosphere is easy-going and relaxed.
At the beach you can listen to the rushing Elbe and to the seagulls. The container-dockyards from the opposite are still working day and night. Listen to the deep, hard sound. Ships from all over the world loaded with containers, no one can guess what’s inside, the ships will turn around in front of you.
There are 3 options to get here: (1) bus nr 36 from city center or St. Pauli to “Liebermannstr.”, then steeply downhill, across very luxurious mansions, back into the Strandperle or (2) take the ferry nr 62 from Landungsbrücken to Övelgönne/Neumühlen or (3) bus nr 112 from main train station or St Pauli or Altona to Övelgönne/Neumühlen (final destination).
PS: Surprisingly I heard that in former times the Strandperle was a milk stand and people came here for a glass of milk after bathing in the river Elbe. It closed during the WWII & reopened 1949 as a restaurant. The owner changed in 1973, so the Strandperle (as we know it) was born. In 2006 the owner changed again but kept the idea.