A quaint, quirky and quintessentially English seaside town: Discover Deal, Kent, in the Garden of England

'A quaint, quirky and quintessentially English seaside town'

No trip to White Cliffs Country would be complete without a visit to Deal. One of the prettiest seaside towns in Kent, it’s a tiny but terrific hidden gem. Deal is stunningly photogenic too, making this an Instagram-worthy hotspot if you’re on the lookout for the perfect place to steal a few snaps.

A former smuggling haunt, Deal seafront now overlooks a pebble beach that offers breathtaking views of the Channel. Following an extensive refurbishment, Deal Pier (the town’s third) is also a landmark not to be missed.

If you're a history buff, you should head out to Deal Castle. Built by the order of King Henry VIII, you'll discover it’s one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England. Keep an ear out for some interesting Deal Castle facts during your visit!

Meanwhile, Deal town centre features picturesque, pastel-coloured dwellings set within winding streets. Quaint fishermen’s cottages rub shoulders with well-preserved Georgian town houses, making Middle Street a must-visit. Plus, there are some great buys to be found in Deal town centre’s shops! A wide selection of quirky, independent stores will whet your retail appetite and there's a wealth of antique shops to browse as well.

Deal enjoys a thriving arts scene, with plenty of galleries, exhibitions, festivals and museums to enjoy. Deal Braderie, the town’s annual street market, is hugely popular. Here, you’ll find stalls selling vintage clothing, jewellery, crafts, bric-a-brac, memorabilia, books and antiques.

And if all that exploring, discovering and shopping have left you hungry, there’s a thriving foodie scene to sample within the restaurants in Deal. As you’d expect, fresh, locally-caught seafood is a speciality! 

Live Webcam: View of Deal beach, pier and promenade from the Waterfront Hotel, via Skyline Webcams.

The Deal Webcam - look before you book!

As you plan and finalise your visit to Deal and White Cliffs Country. Discover more and enjoy a live, 24/7, view of Deal beach, pier and promenade from the Waterfront Hotel via Skyline Webcams.

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eat & drink in Deal

81 Beach Street

Cin Cin Bar

Coach and Horses

Deal Pier Kitchen

Dunkerley's Restaurant & Hotel

Frog and Scot

Goose on the Green

Kerry's Bakehouse & Eatery

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

The Clarendon Hotel & Bar

The Freed Man

The Just Reproach

The Kings Head Pub, Deal

The Plough Inn

The Rose

The Royal Hotel

The Town Kitchen

Walmer Castle and Gardens Tearoom and Glasshouse Cafe

stay in Deal

49 The Marina

Bear's Well Bed & Breakfast

Bijou Cottage

Chalets 67 & 68 Kingsdown Holiday Park

Cottington Lakes

Dunkerley’s Restaurant and Hotel

Lillyroo's Glamping and Camping

Number One B&B

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour Campsite

Sutton Vale Country Club and Caravan Park

The Clarendon Hotel and Bar

The Plough Inn

The Rose

The Royal Hotel, Deal

things to do in Deal

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Brooklyn Greenspa

Chequers Kitchen

Cornilo Riding

Cottington Lakes

Cycle Friendly Deal

Deal and Walmer Beaches

Deal Castle

Deal Memorial Bandstand

Deal Museum

Deal Pier

Deal Saturday Market

Deal Wednesday Market

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Kent Museum of the Moving Image

Kingsdown Beach

Linden Hall Studio LTD

Mike's Bikes Deal

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Royal Marines Heritage Trail

Sandown Castle Community Garden Group

Seaward Gallery

Shopping in Deal

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

St Andrew's Church Deal

The Astor Picture House

The Astor Theatre, Deal

The History Project

The Lane – Cocktail Making

The Lighthouse Music Bar, Deal

The Village Indoor Community Market

The White House

The Wild Kitchen

Tides Leisure Centre

Timeball Tower Museum

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Walmer Castle and Gardens

Walmer Paddling Pool