RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

6.44pm 13 October 2021
6.44pm 13 October 2021
2.44pm 23 September 2021
5.34pm 12 September 2021
2.59am 12 September 2021
4.00am 11 September 2021
3.04am 11 September 2021
2.02pm 10 September 2021
5.59am 9 September 2021
12.31pm 8 September 2021
10.37pm 7 September 2021
11.13pm 2 September 2021
10.50pm 2 September 2021
10.44pm 2 September 2021
5.53pm 30 August 2021
3.43pm 14 August 2021
1.32pm 4 August 2021
7.19pm 2 August 2021
1.31pm 19 July 2021
6.16pm 18 July 2021

Today's weather

15°C Sunshine
Min: 10°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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News and media from Margate Lifeboat Station

Representatives of Westgate and Birchington Golf Club and the event sponsors (RNLI Sarah Hewes)
Article Fundraising
Charity Golf Day raises over £9,000 for Thanet RNLI
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Margate RNLI inshore lifeboat 'Alfred Alexander Staden' (RNLI Margate)
Article Rescue
Three rescued from the sea by Margate RNLI lifeboat and lifeguards
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Margate RNLI's B class and D class lifeboats (RNLI Margate)
Article Rescue
Multi-agency search for missing swimmer off Margate
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Article Rescue
Multi-agency search for missing swimmer off Margate
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