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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 lifeboat launches from Margate Lifeboat Station

3.50pm 20 May 2024
1.30pm 16 May 2024
5.47pm 13 May 2024
1.49pm 11 May 2024
12.54am 9 May 2024
12.54am 9 May 2024
11.13am 8 May 2024
8.16pm 6 May 2024
8.15pm 6 May 2024
4.00pm 1 May 2024
3.26pm 25 April 2024
3.26pm 25 April 2024
11.13am 20 April 2024
5.05pm 14 April 2024
10.20pm 6 April 2024
12.27pm 24 March 2024
1.45pm 15 February 2024
11.53pm 28 January 2024
11.52pm 28 January 2024
12.19pm 24 January 2024

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Margate Lifeboat Station
The Rendezvous
Margate
Kent
CT9 1HG

Station phone number

01843 221613

Accessibility

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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