About Deal

Deal is a small quaint fishing town, although it provides plenty for the younger generation. If you like golf or fishing or just walking and relaxing this is definitely the place to visit. With a lovely pier and a promenade that stretches for miles, you can take the sea air.

If you are a keen golfer Royal St. Georges, which has hosted the Open Golf Championships along with  Royal Cinques Ports & Princes  are 5 minutes away. The village of Kingsdown also has the lovely Walmer & Kingsdown golf course, used and loved by the locals, also near by we have Broome Park.

Deal is truly a place not to be missed.

Shopping is on hand in many places. In Deal the shops are an attractive a mixture of old, new and quaint. A short drive away is Canterbury which has all the well known shops, antique shops and famous attractions. Ashford and Dover ( both with easy connections to Europe) both have outlet shopping centres.

History

The town received it's charter as a borough in 1699 and became one of the Cinque Ports. It is renowned as a smuggler town. Deal boatmen would stand by as ships floundered on the Goodwin Sands in the Channel and reap the spoils as crew and passengers drowned. In 1855 the semaphore station on the seafront was converted to the Time Ball Tower. At 12.55pm each day the ball was raised to the top and allowed to fall, signaling 1.00pm. Ships in the Channel would set their chronometers by this. The tower is now a museum.

Take a day trip and enjoy a taste of France. Use us as a stop off point for that exploration of the Continent. The New Inn is within easy reach of the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone.

HOME PAGE