Kent Coast Path: Deal to Sandwich

Walk along a stunning stretch of coastline from Deal, known as the prettiest seaside town in Kent.

Start at the Deal Pier, an unmissable landmark which offers stunning views out to sea. See the fishing boats hauled up onto the shingle beach typical in this part of the Kent coast.

Further along the coast, you will pass the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, an 18 hole Championship Links golf course regarded by many as one of the finest in the world.

Follow signs for the White Cliffs Country Trail towards Sandwich. Shortly, the path will meet with the England Coast Path, here you can extend your walk around the Sandwich Peninsula which is a peaceful walk and a haven for bird watchers.

Walk along the quayside, taking in all its interesting features and historic boast.

Route Overview

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By Water

Starting Point

Deal Pier


Allow up to 3 hours


4 sets of steps, 3 gates

Kent Coast Path: Deal to Sandwich

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To/from Deal: The nearest train station to Deal Pier (6 minute walk) is Deal and is served by Southeastern railway. Please check routes at Southeastern Railway

To/from Sandwich: The nearest train station is Sandwich. Please check routes at Southeastern Railway


There are regular bus services that run between Sandwich and Deal.

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Paid parking is available in Deal

Car Park:

Beach Street  CT14 6HY



Maps and Guidebooks

Explore Kent has produced a detailed leaflet for this walk, produced in 2019. Available to download from Explore Kent’s website or request a hard copy from Explore Kent.

Food & Drink

Award-winning restaurants in Deal, toilets at Princes Drive, café at St Georges Golf Club (short diversion), tempting refreshments in Sandwich.

Itinerary Suggestion

England’s Creative Coast have created some inspiring self-led itineraries which allow you to explore the beautiful England Coast Path as well as some other historic and cultural gems in Kent.

Check out their 7 day itinerary and explore Dover, Sandwich, Canterbury, Whitstable, Margate and Deal.

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