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Pending completion of the upper deck resurfacing works, the Pier will only be open to anglers.
For the latest news regarding opening please call the Pier Attendant's office - 01304 363815.

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  1. May 2018: Deal first of "seven of the best seaside day trips from London" chosen by The Daily Telegraph
  2. April 2018: Deal's "most breathtaking beer gardens" revealed by KentLive
  3. March 2018: "Nine reasons Deal really is the best place to live in the UK" according to KentLive
  4. March 2018: Deal named as "one of the best places to live in the UK" by The Sunday Times
  5. December 2017: Jasin's café to close on 1 January 2018 reports East Kent Mercury
  6. November 2017: Deal: Kent's Hidden Gem by Savitri Wilder
  7. November 2017: ITV confirms return to Deal in January 2019 to film 'Liar' prequel reports Kent Online
  8. October 2017: Finalist Deal wins silver gilt award in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2017 campaign
  9. September 2017: ITV starts filming seven part drama 'Vanity Fair' in Deal reports Kent Online
  10. September 2017: Starring role for Deal in ITV thriller 'Liar' reports Kent Online
  11. August 2017: Deal voted 8th best UK seaside resort in McCarthy & Stone poll
  12. July 2017: "A weekend away - notes from Deal" article posted in Denys & Fielding blog
  13. July 2017: Deal finalist in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2017 campaign
  14. July 2017: "Why Deal is England's best kept beach secret" according to Natalie Rigg of Condé Nast Traveller
  15. May 2017: Filming of Sky popular drama 'The Tunnel' resumes in Deal
  16. March 2017: Deal ranked top in "20 best places to live by the sea in Britain" by Liz Rowlinson of The Times
  17. March 2017: Caroline Read's "A Town Guide to Deal" for DFLs published in Kent Life
  18. February 2017: Deal tagged "Britain's most beautiful seaside town" by Jeremy Swift in The Daily Telegraph
  19. February 2017: Filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar' resumes in Deal at Hope & Lane
  20. February 2017: Filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar' resumes in Deal at The Marina and Wellington Parade
  21. January 2017: Gregory Holyoake reveals Deal's smuggling legacy in "Britain's most wanted town"
  22. November 2016: "Making the move to a new life in Deal" feature article in Coast Magazine
  23. November 2016: Bathing water quality at Deal assessed 'excellent' by the Environment Agency
  24. November 2016: Deal and its Pier scouted as location for filming of ITV romantic thriller 'Liar'
  25. October 2016: Finalist Deal wins silver gilt award in RHS "Britain in Bloom" 2016 campaign
  26. June 2016: "Deal: a fresh guide for 2017" published in Weekendr - a getaway guide for Londoners
  27. March 2016: Deal dubbed "The charming seaside town" by Kent Life
  28. September 2015: Deal featured in "10 best autumn breaks by the sea" in Coast Magazine
  29. August 2015: Deal listed as "One of 20 unspoilt seaside gems you must visit" by The Daily Mail
  30. July 2015: Deal named "Best hipster holiday destination for Londoners" by The London Evening Standard
  31. June 2015: Deal featured in "How the East Kent coast became the new Shoreditch" by The Daily Telegraph
  32. March 2015: Deal nominated "One of top 30 places to live by the sea" by The Times
  33. January 2015: "Weekend in Deal" feature article published in Coast Magazine
  34. November 2014: Deal voted "Britain's best coastal town" in poll commissioned by The Daily Telegraph
  35. October 2014: Deal's 'Seastar' dubbed "One of 8 best mobility-friendly holiday properties by the sea" in Coast Magazine
  36. March 2014: Deal named "One of top 30 weekend retreats" by The Times
  37. March 2014: "Ideal Deal" feature article in Coast Magazine
  38. February 2014: Deal featured in "Spotlight on Deal" by Kent Life
  39. January 2014: Deal wins The Daily Telegraph's inaugural "High street of the year" award
  40. March 2011: Deal featured in The Times' "Where to cycle by the sea" guide
  41. October 2010: Time Out article "Très près de France" published in The Daily Mirror
  42. June 2010: Tom Dyckhoff's article "Let's move to Deal, Kent" published in The Guardian
  43. May 2009: Deal Pier café wins RIBA and Wood (Structure) Awards
  44. May 2008: Deal wins "10 top spots to lay your beach towel" nomination by The Daily Telegraph
  45. April 2008: Deal Pier voted "Pier of the Year" by National Piers Society after finishing runners-up in 2000 and 2001
  46. 1980s: Paul Hogan, Fosters and Deal Pier

New Stuff

Deal beach clean Monday 28th May …

'Red Gill' sandeel lure celebrates 45 years …

Updated D&WAA competition leader-board …

Deal first of "seven of the best seaside day trips from London" …

Deal Classic Motor Show 2018 …

Deal Pier resurfacing and café update …

And the winner of the April fish of the month competition is …

Deal's "most breathtaking beer gardens" …

Sunday parking charges in Deal …

Deal Pier upper and lower decks update …

D&WAA competition leader-board after four matches …

Nine reasons Deal really is the best place to live in the UK …

Deal Pier café 'up for grabs' …

Deal named as "one of the best places to live in the UK" …

Gull's-eye views of the Pier …

Severe weather and sea conditions close the lower deck …

2018 fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea …


… click Archive to view old stuff …



Summer Pier Opening Hours: 1st April 2018 to 30th November 2018
Sunday to Thursday 8am to 10pm
Friday 8am to midnight
Saturday 8am to midnight
Saturday midnight to Sunday 8am 22 April 2018
20 May 2018
17 June 2018
15 July 2018
12 August 2018
9 September 2018
7 October 2018
4 November 2018
Pier Telephone 01304 363815

Summer Fishing Charges: 1st April 2018 to 30th November 2018
  Adults Concessions [1]
8am to 5pm £6.00 per rod £3.00 per rod
5pm to 10pm (midnight Friday) £4.50 per rod £2.30 per rod
10pm to 6am (Saturday) £8.50 per rod £5.00 per rod
Combined day/night ticket £11.00 per rod £7.00 per rod
Club hire of Pier per night Sunday to Thursday (10pm to 6am) £200.00 Book Online
Drop nets & handlines £1.50  
[1] Concessions include juniors under 16, unemployed, senior citizens, disabled and students

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Deal Pier Website Pages

Archive

Links to articles published on this website from 2013 to date can be located on, and viewed from, the Archive page. Be patient while the archived pages load in your browser as each page contains a large amount of data and numerous images.

Fish of the Month Competition

Unfortunately, as from 2018 no monthly cash prize is available to the angler landing the biggest Pier-caught fish as decided by the Pier Superintendant. However, details of current and past winners will continue to be published on the FOTM page.

Photographs & Postcards

If you would like to see your photographs of (or from) Deal Pier on this website please email them to david@dealpier.uk and they will be published on the Photos page. Images from 2012 to 2016 can be found on the Photo Archive page. Old postcards of Deal Pier can be found on the Postcards page.

News

If you have news concerning Deal Pier which you would like to see published on this website please email details to david@dealpier.uk. News reports from 2012 to 2017 can be found on the following archived pages:

Fishing

Reviews of recent and historical sources relating to pier fishing in general - and Deal Pier fishing in particular - are published on the Fishing page.

Fishing LIDAR Maps

LIDAR maps of the seabed either side of Deal Pier are published on the Fishing LIDAR Maps page.

History

An excellent history of Deal Pier authored by local historian Gregory Holyoake in 1981 is reproduced on the History page which now includes links to numerous articles on local history, Julius Cæsar, the 'Patria', J.M.W. Turner, smuggling, Deal Pier café, the 'Rooswijk', local sea angling and newspaper articles (1838-1962).

DWAA

Results of all Deal & Walmer Angling Association competitions reported by David Chamberlain are published on the DWAA page.

DWAA Competitions

Deal & Walmer Angling Association competition statistics and leader-board are published on this page.

Solunar Predictions for 2018

Deal Pier solunar prediction tables for the current month are published on the Solunar page.

Links & Resources

Links to relevant external websites and useful resources (EFSA, SAMF & NFSA competition rules, NFSA size limits and the Deal Pier Byelaws 1976) are published on the Links page.

Deal Location & Parking

Parking and location details for Deal Pier are published on the Parking page.

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