Margate st annes Lifeboat Station

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

5.15pm 31 March 2021
3.18pm 29 March 2021
4.24pm 25 March 2021
2.35pm 9 January 2021
3.11pm 4 January 2021
1.30pm 14 December 2020
1.16pm 17 November 2020
2.26pm 7 November 2020
11.48am 18 October 2020
11.48am 18 October 2020
10.16am 18 October 2020
10.36pm 14 October 2020
10.30pm 14 October 2020
2.47pm 9 October 2020
1.38pm 5 October 2020
6.22pm 13 September 2020
6.02pm 13 September 2020
2.18pm 18 August 2020
7.47pm 9 August 2020
5.30pm 9 August 2020

Today's weather

7°C Cloudy
Min: 6°C Max: 7°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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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