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

6.17pm 10 September 2023
5.34pm 7 September 2023
1.12pm 6 September 2023
1.04pm 6 September 2023
11.42pm 5 September 2023
3.22am 5 September 2023
3.09am 5 September 2023
4.59am 4 September 2023
1.48am 4 September 2023
7.34pm 3 September 2023
12.41pm 30 August 2023
7.39pm 29 August 2023
6.01pm 28 August 2023
12.41pm 28 August 2023
6.21am 28 August 2023
6.32pm 27 August 2023
10.46pm 26 August 2023
10.46am 24 August 2023
10.46am 24 August 2023
10.40am 24 August 2023

Today's weather

18°C Cloudy
Min: 15°C Max: 18°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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