Deal is a town in Kent, England. It lies on the English Channel eight miles north-east of Dover and eight miles south of Ramsgate. It is a former fishing, mining and garrison town. Deal's suburbs include Kingsdown (near Deal), Sholden and Walmer, the latter being a possible location for Julius Caesar's first arrival in Britain.
Deal was named as a 'limb port' of the Cinque Ports in 1278. Due to its position on the Downs, the town grew to become for a while the busiest port in England; today it enjoys the reputation of being a quiet seaside resort, its quaint streets and houses the only reminder of its history.
The coast of France is approximately twenty-five miles from the town, and is visible on clear days.
Since 1974 Deal has been part of the Dover District or Borough of Dover. In 2011 it had a population of just over 30,000.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Deal, Kent. A long description of its history and its relationship to the sea.