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Destination guide

Enjoy an English Channel trip with Deal holiday lettings

Located in Kent, the town of Deal lies along the North Sea and English Channel, offering outstanding views of the sea leading to mainland Europe. It’s also a great place to go for a holiday trip and time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s a town that has stood since medieval times and to this day hosts a classic Tudor castle. There’s plenty to see here for couples looking for a romantic experience, for families on a holiday trip, or any other travel reason. It all begins by securing holiday lettings in Deal.

History

Historic locales and sites near Deal holiday cottages

There are a lot of historic and heritage attractions near Deal holiday cottages. The Deal Timeball Tower is a Greenwich Mean Time signal at the top of a waterfront tower dating back to Victorian days. Inside is a maritime museum. The Deal Maritime and Local History Museum gives you an insight into the past of this town and its maritime history. The Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre is the remains of an ancient Roman Fort dated to AD 43. You can also visit the remains of the medieval Sandown Castle, first constructed around 1540.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Deal

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Deal a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal St George's Golf Club (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Dreamland (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Prince's Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Deal

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Deal

Deal is famous for its beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Deal is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Deal Beach (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Walmer Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Sandwich Bay Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Secret Gardens of Sandwich (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • St Margaret's Bay Beach (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • White Cliffs of Dover (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Deal

The nearest airport is in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), located 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Deal Walmer Station or Deal Station and explore the city from there.

How to get around

Getting around from a Deal holiday rental

Getting to Deal from other areas of the UK is quite easy via train, bus or taxicab. You can also drive a personal car or secure a car hire. Self-driving affords a lot of freedom, while a train ride is a great way to see the country. Around your Deal holiday rental there are public bus services you can take to get around town. Rideshares are also a popular means of transportation if you aren’t driving yourself. Of course, many areas you’ll visit will be pedestrian-friendly, and walking is a good way to explore and discover new things.

Food & drink 

Regional dishes to try near your Deal villa rentals

To get the full experience in your villa rentals, you’ll want to try regional cuisine in Deal. One of the most iconic dishes you can try here is a basic sandwich; this is where Lord John Montague reputedly invented the dish. The region is also renowned for beer brewing, so you should enjoy one or more ales from one of the oldest breweries in the UK. Canterbury tart is a delicious dessert made from apples and lemons. Finally, while in town you’ll want to try Whitstable oysters that are only found in this region of Kent.

Essential info

Important things to know about Deal holiday homes

Deal is a pleasant seaside town that is considered among the safest places in the UK. That makes it an ideal place to visit, whatever your travel reasons might be. It’s important to exercise basic caution wherever you go, but in general, this is a welcoming and safe community for holiday homes. There’s plenty to see here, both indoors, in the form of museums, art galleries, fine dining, cafes and restaurants, and through outdoor adventures, in terms of seaside piers and nature walks. In general, the summer months are the high season and most crowded but offer the nicest weather.

How many holiday rentals are available around Deal?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 775 holiday lettings around Deal. From 254 houses to 291 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Deal?

Don't just plan a day trip to the beach. Round up your squad and find a place on its doorstep! The sound of waves and spectacular views of the ocean? Yes please! There are 156 beachside rental properties to pick from. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has a bunch of other options, including:

  • 128 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 112 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 58 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Deal?

Instead of going with a cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could go for a whole house. You'll feel like part of the neighbourhood in no time! There are 381 options currently available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £54 per night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 154 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £45 per night.
  • Cottage: 127 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £64 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 31 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.

Can I stay in Deal in a large group?

Holidays spent with family can be oodles of fun, particularly when you're under the one roof somewhere entirely new! If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help you. House holiday rentals are the preferred choice for large groups of visitors, with 82 listed here. If you are hoping to stay in a larger group, the holiday rentals that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 150 properties perfect for that size. Book a night from just £54.
  • Need a holiday property for 5 guests? We have 79 that will work well. The starting price is £75 a night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 51 accommodation for rent that will meet your needs. Prices start from £86 a night.

You and all your mates will be in good hands when you plan your Deal getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Deal?

HomeAway is here to help you reunite with your closest friends and family. With a selection of economical holiday rentals, you're sure to stumble upon a fabulous pad to suit everyone. You'll uncover heaps of deals waiting for you in Old Town. The average price in this awesome area is £103 a night, and you'll have as many as 38 holiday rentals to select from.