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

1.02pm 16 April 2021
10.30am 14 March 2021
4.14pm 6 March 2021
4.14pm 6 March 2021
6.29pm 13 October 2020
10.38am 22 September 2020
10.32am 22 September 2020
11.56am 11 September 2020
4.49am 7 September 2020
4.49am 7 September 2020
1.26pm 6 September 2020
8.51am 2 September 2020
12.58pm 23 August 2020
2.04pm 20 August 2020
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

Today's weather

7°C Cloudy
Min: 5°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

Walmer Lifeboat Station
The Strand
CT14 7DY

Station phone number

01304 374475


Parking on the road is free for one hour.

Visiting times

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

Visitor contact

Jenny Preston

Visitor contact email

Visitor contact phone number

01304 374475

Shop hours

Bank Holidays

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

Shop phone number

01304 381737

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