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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

7.31am 17 May 2022
10.28am 4 May 2022
11.25am 28 April 2022
6.07pm 4 April 2022
3.42pm 4 April 2022
12.51pm 3 April 2022
9.59am 22 March 2022
2.54pm 20 March 2022
12.09pm 22 January 2022
1.35pm 25 December 2021
10.01am 25 December 2021
10.31am 16 November 2021
8.45am 16 November 2021
12.00pm 10 November 2021
8.36am 10 November 2021
9.07am 9 November 2021
12.07pm 23 October 2021
10.01am 9 October 2021
1.12pm 8 October 2021
12.43pm 8 October 2021

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 17°C
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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

[email protected]

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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