Embracing The Sea.


The pier at Deal in Kent was opened in November 1957. Constructed from concrete-clad steel it is some 1926ft long and is the 3rd pier that has been in the town.


At the entrance to the pier is a large statue called Embracing The Sea, it was designed and crafted by sculptor, Jon Buck. Cast in bronze it is 10 foot tall and weighs some 3 tonnes.  Depicting the figure of a man in a boat holding a fish, lifting his bounty from the sea. The statue was commissioned by Dover District Council’ Charity Committee and was funded by a bequest from a former Deal solicitor.