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 Mersey class all-weather 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

1.31pm 19 July 2021
6.16pm 18 July 2021
7.46am 18 July 2021
2.47pm 30 June 2021
2.31pm 30 June 2021
12.26pm 27 June 2021
12.26pm 27 June 2021
1.03am 14 June 2021
12.04am 14 June 2021
3.32pm 13 June 2021
1.30pm 13 June 2021
11.41pm 12 June 2021
11.16pm 12 June 2021
3.56pm 11 June 2021
6.22pm 9 June 2021
9.47am 14 May 2021
9.43am 14 May 2021
9.32am 14 May 2021
2.04pm 1 May 2021
2.20pm 18 April 2021

Today's weather

19°C Rain
Min: 16°C Max: 19°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

Margate B class inshore lifeboat (RNLI Margate)
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Margate RNLI investigates report of drifting inflatable
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Margate's B class lifeboat with the casualty vessel in tow (RNLI Margate)
Article Rescue
Margate RNLI assists disabled motor cruiser
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Margate B class inshore lifeboat (RNLI Margate)
Article Rescue
Major search for person in the sea off the north Kent coast
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?