Cross channel swimming at 49 the Marina

Prepare for your cross channel swim in our luxury self catering apartment. Only a stones throw from a clean, safe stretch of the English Channel which is quiet even in peak season. Just take a look at our photographs from right outside.

The unique location means you can have unlimited swim training in real open water conditions, rather than a sheltered harbour, less than 10 meters from your door and only 15 mins drive away from Dover.

Set in the beautiful seaside town of Deal you are within a short walk of its bustling high street and on the high speed rail link, direct to London St Pancras International, in under 1 hour and 20 mins.

The apartment itself is large and spacious so that your whole team can stay together. There are three large king size bedrooms all with top grade mattresses, two with ensuite power showers, plus a separate bathroom. With free, easy parking directly outside, super fast fibre Wifi, 32″ flat screen TV, DVD player, a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, Egyptian cotton bed linen and 100% cotton towels provided as standard, we aim to make your stay as easy and as comfortable as possible, so that you can focus on your goal.

We are on hand to help with any queries you might have, with a fund of local knowledge we can advise on where to shop, great places to eat and reliable taxi companies.

All in all 49 The Marina is the ideal accommodation to prepare for your cross channel swim and our swimming friends agree:

Our reason for coming to this part of The UK was to swim the English Channel. Staying in Deal over Dover allowed us to do our own thing instead of getting caught up in all the Dover Hype. The best bit about ’49 the Marina’, apart from the very kind owners, is its only 20m from a fantastically clean and safe stretch of the English Channel (every open water swimmer’s dream). For swimmers this means unlimited practise in exactly the same conditions you will face on your swim, not in a sheltered harbour. I totally recommend staying here if you are intending to swim the Channel, it’s only a 15min drive to Dover, although we found that once in Deal we rarely needed to go to Dover anyways.
Kane Orr, 23rd August 2016, Time: 14.41

49 The Marina was the perfect base for my family and I (including a 2 year old) whilst I waited to swim the English Channel. All our requirements were met in abundance and the communication was warm and effortless. The rooms were spacious and beds comfortable (essential for a good sleep before and after), the house was spotless (important for a happy wife), the beach only a stone throw away ( great long stretches for swimming), the facilities perfect and Deal itself covered everything else. I couldn’t give a higher recommendation, thank you again Molly & Angus!
Des Mulcahy 22nd September 2015 Time: 11:45

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The beach is 10 metres from your door.

Kane Orr, 23rd August 2016
Time: 14.41 (video link!)

Des Mulcahy 22nd September 2015
Time: 11:45