RNLI Whitstable Lifeboat Station

Whitstable Lifeboat Station

Established in 1963, Whitstable is one of our first inshore lifeboat stations. Today, the crew operates Lewisco, a B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat, which is carriage-launched from the beach.
RNLI Whitstable Lifeboat Station

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Whitstable Lifeboat Station

3.06pm 10 September 2017
4.48pm 1 September 2017
8.32pm 26 August 2017
9.42pm 18 August 2017
11.41am 4 August 2017
2.44pm 20 July 2017
7.51am 2 July 2017
6.56am 1 July 2017
6.25pm 17 June 2017
3.17pm 11 June 2017
4.04pm 10 June 2017
9.33pm 30 May 2017
6.29pm 24 May 2017
6.20pm 24 May 2017
4.29pm 17 May 2017
4.58pm 16 May 2017
3.50pm 13 May 2017
7.34am 8 May 2017
3.11pm 5 April 2017
3.06pm 5 April 2017

Today's weather

18°C Sunshine
Min: 10°C
Max: 18°C
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Next tide

Thu 21 Sep
Low: 7:57am 0.9m
High: 2:07pm 5.9m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Whitstable Lifeboat Station
The Harbour
Whitstable
Kent
CT5 1AB

Station phone number

01227 263581

Accessibility

There is pay and display parking next to the station and two disable parking bays alongside the station.

Visiting times

Whitstable RNLI shop has access to a station viewing area.

Opening hours:

Easter-Christmas
Daily

Christmas-Easter
Saturdays and Sundays 10am-1pm

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News and media from Whitstable Lifeboat Station

Whitstable Lifeboat search hampered by laser pen light
Whitstable lifeboat after its return from Saturday nights operation. Picture: RNLI Whitstable.
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Whitstable Lifeboat search hampered by laser pen light
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Two calls for the Whitstable Lifeboat
Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat 'Lewisco'. Picture: RNLI Whitstable
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Two calls for the Whitstable Lifeboat
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Whitstable lifeboat called to beached motor cruiser
The beached 25-foot day cruiser west of Warden Point, Isle of Sheppey. Picture: RNLI Whitstable
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Whitstable lifeboat called to beached motor cruiser
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Lifeboats called to a boat aground on the Isle of Sheppey
RNLI placeholder image: a grey background with a darker grey RNLI LIfeboats logo in the centre
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Lifeboats called to a boat aground on the Isle of Sheppey
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