Inshore lifeboat at Walmer Lifeboat Station

Walmer Lifeboat Station

Since a lifeboat station at Walmer was established in 1856, crews have received 28 awards for gallantry. Today, the station operates two inshore lifeboats – a B class Atlantic 85 and a smaller D class.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Walmer Lifeboat Station

5.22pm 11 August 2020
5.58pm 9 August 2020
12.55pm 8 August 2020
8.56am 8 August 2020
7.48pm 7 August 2020
2.22pm 6 August 2020
1.07pm 4 August 2020
3.24pm 31 July 2020
8.32pm 18 July 2020
12.51pm 26 June 2020
3.25pm 24 June 2020
3.42pm 20 June 2020
5.07pm 3 June 2020
3.15pm 1 June 2020
4.59pm 30 May 2020
12.58pm 17 May 2020
8.14am 27 April 2020
9.40am 4 April 2020
10.37am 27 January 2020
10.45am 4 December 2019

Today's weather

25°C Rain
Min: 21°C Max: 25°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

Walmer Lifeboat Station
The Strand
Walmer
Kent
CT14 7DY

Station phone number

01304 374475

Accessibility

Parking on the road is free for one hour.

Visiting times

Easter-Christmas
Thursday and Friday 2pm-4pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

Visitor contact

Jenny Preston

Visitor contact email

visits_rnli_walmer@hotmail.com

Visitor contact phone number

01304 374475

Shop hours

Bank Holidays
10am-4pm

Easter Saturday-Christmas
Thursday-Friday 2pm-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Shop phone number

01304 381737

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News and media from Walmer Lifeboat Station

Multiple service calls end with a round of applause
People cut off by the rising tide returned to the beach.
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Multiple service calls end with a round of applause
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Lifeboat launches over concern for kayakers
Walmer crew on board Duggie Rodbard II
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Multiple taskings for Walmer volunteers
Walmer's Atlantic 85 Donald McLauchlan on scene.
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Double First for RNLI Walmer volunteers in yacht rescue
Walmer's Atlantic 85 alongside casualty vessel off Deal Castle.
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Double First for RNLI Walmer volunteers in yacht rescue
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