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

New Stuff

D&WAA Sunday 18th March match cancelled …

D&WAA competition leader-board after two matches …

Severe weather and sea conditions close the lower deck …

No winner of the January, February or March fish of the month competitions …

King Street toilets …

2018 fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea …

Jasin's café closed from 1 January 2018 …

Council reduces Pier late-night summer opening hours …

Deal Pier to get £500k makeover in 2018 …

… click Archive to view old stuff …

Pier Opening Hours: 1st December 2017 to 31st March 2018
Daily 8am to 6pm
Weekend Saturday 8am through to midnight
All night group bookings Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 6am
Pier Telephone 01304 363815

Fishing Charges: 1st December 2017 to 31st March 2018
  Adults Concessions [1]
8am - 1pm £6.00 per rod £3.00 per rod
1pm - 6pm (10pm Saturday) £4.50 per rod £2.30 per rod
Combined day/night ticket £11.00 per rod £7.00 per rod
Club hire of Pier (per night) £200.00 Book Online
Drop nets & handlines £1.45  
[1] Concessions include juniors under 16, unemployed, senior citizens, disabled and students

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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 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.


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


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.


An excellent history of Deal Pier authored by local historian Gregory Holyoake in 1981 is reproduced on the History page.


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.