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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 launches from Margate Lifeboat Station

3.26pm 19 May 2022
12.40pm 6 May 2022
11.56am 1 May 2022
3.23pm 29 April 2022
6.35am 18 April 2022
4.56pm 4 March 2022
3.36pm 4 March 2022
10.29am 3 March 2022
10.16am 3 March 2022
10.13am 3 March 2022
9.07am 12 January 2022
1.36pm 5 January 2022
1.25pm 5 January 2022
12.28pm 23 December 2021
4.30pm 22 December 2021
1.03pm 14 November 2021
6.44pm 13 October 2021
6.44pm 13 October 2021
2.44pm 23 September 2021
5.34pm 12 September 2021

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 13°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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News and media from Margate Lifeboat Station

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Margate lifeboat assisting yacht 29.04.22 (Mark Stanford)
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Margate lifeboat assists yacht following collision
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Second call of the year for Whitstable RNLI
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