When looking for somewhere to relax and spend time by the sea you'll find many popular towns and destination which are full of tourists and pretty much overcrowded at peak times. Check the weather first and plan to go on a sunny day.
It is therefore refreshing to discover a town which is pretty and fun to visit but does not suffer from overcrowding.
Deal in Kent is one such gem of a town. It boasts much smuggling history and 3 castles plus an active fishing community and lots of small independent coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. Because it is off the beaten track and is not really on the way to anywhere you have to make a deliberate point of visiting it.
Parking is quite easy with many car parks and on street parking in and around the town. Deal, Kent has one numerous awards over the years from Pier of the year, best place to lay your beach towel and high street of the year.
It consistenly recieves praise from journalists and usually figures high in peoples memories as a great place to go.
See about deal for full information on this town, the history and what there is to see and do in the town. It also contains some stunning photography to give you a flavour of this beautiful gem of a town located on the kent coast. Be sure to add Deal Kent to your list of places to visit if you are in the UK.
It is also conveniently located near the port of Dover, so is only a short hop away from France and Europe.
Make sure when you come to deal you try Solleys ice cream, it is one of the best we've found and we have made a point of eating as many ice creams as we can.