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 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

5.34pm 12 September 2021
2.59am 12 September 2021
4.00am 11 September 2021
3.04am 11 September 2021
2.02pm 10 September 2021
5.59am 9 September 2021
12.31pm 8 September 2021
10.37pm 7 September 2021
11.13pm 2 September 2021
10.50pm 2 September 2021
10.44pm 2 September 2021
5.53pm 30 August 2021
3.43pm 14 August 2021
1.32pm 4 August 2021
7.19pm 2 August 2021
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

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 12°C Max: 15°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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