Deal Pier

Deal Pier is an Attraction. Area Deal


Beach Street
CT14 6HZ

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Useful info

  • Available: Accessible toilet/s
  • Available: Baby changing
  • Available: Dog-friendly
  • Available: Family-friendly
  • Available: Food and drink on site
  • Available: Off-site parking (charges may apply)
  • Available: Public transport nearby
  • Available: Visitor toilet/s
  • Available: Wheelchair user friendly


Winner of the National Piers Society's Pier of the Year in 2008, Deal Pier is a significant landmark on the seafront at Deal and offers spectacular views of the town's colourful seafront and the coastline stretching for miles in either direction. It is also an internationally recognised angling venue.

This is the third Deal Pier, built in 1954 and formally opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on 19 November 1957. At 1026ft (311m) long, it was designed by Sir W Halcrow and Partners and was the first seaside pleasure pier of any size to be built since 1910. 

Opening hours

April to November

  • Sunday to Thursday 8am-10pm
  • Friday and Saturday 8am-midnight

December to March

  • Sunday to Thursday 8am-4pm
  • Friday and Saturday 8am-midnight

NB opening hours may change during periods of bad weather. 

Deal Pier Kitchen

The building at the end of the pier, designed by renowned architects Niall McLaughlin to mark the Pier's Golden Jubilee in 2007, opened in 2009 and won the RIBA Award 2009, Structural - Wood Award 2009 and was shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize. It is now home to the popular Deal Pier Kitchen (see below). There is also an outdoor takeaway shack, operated by Deal Pier Kitchen, located on the western side of the restaurant.


The top and lower decks are open for angling - tickets are available at the pier entrance. Please see Dover District Council's website for fishing charges and further information about fishing on the pier. 

The 10-ft high, 3-tonne bronze sculpture at the pier entrance is called Embracing the Sea, designed and crafted by sculptor Jon Buck in the 1990s. 

Bronze sculpture of a fisherman in a boat catching large fish.
Jon Buck's 'Embracing the Sea' near the entrance to Deal Pier © Chris Mansfield.