RNLI Margate Station with A85 and Dclass outside the front

Margate Lifeboat Station

Margate’s lifeboat station is located on the promenade next to Turner Contemporary art gallery. It is home to a B Class lifeboat and a D Class inshore lifeboat. As Margate is a popular seaside resort, they’re particularly busy during the Summer months.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Margate Lifeboat Station

1.34pm 21 September 2022
6.09pm 4 September 2022
3.19pm 31 August 2022
3.18pm 31 August 2022
5.15pm 20 August 2022
11.24pm 13 August 2022
11.22pm 13 August 2022
12.09pm 13 August 2022
4.40pm 12 August 2022
4.23pm 11 August 2022
2.50pm 2 August 2022
8.53pm 27 July 2022
7.07pm 24 July 2022
6.39pm 24 July 2022
3.17pm 24 July 2022
2.05pm 24 July 2022
2.00pm 24 July 2022
1.55pm 24 July 2022
12.30pm 24 July 2022
10.09am 24 July 2022

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 15°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Margate Lifeboat Station
The Rendezvous

Station phone number

01843 221613


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

The station is open to the public during the Summer months and we welcome group visits by appointment. We suggest contacting by phone for opening times and to book visits.

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