One of a number of memorials and monuments on the seafront, the inscription on this bronze statue reads: "Captain Matthew Webb. Born Dawley 1848. Died Niagara 1883. Swam from Dover to Calais (France) August 24th 25th 1875. Erected by Public Subscription 1910." Located on Marine Parade Gardens in front of the Gateway Flats facing the promenade, beach and harbour with the English Channel beyond.