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

6.49pm 15 June 2019
6.34pm 2 June 2019
11.54am 2 June 2019
1.29pm 31 May 2019
11.06am 24 May 2019
3.04pm 23 May 2019
3.04pm 23 May 2019
9.25pm 18 May 2019
11.50pm 9 May 2019
2.15am 21 April 2019
4.26pm 19 April 2019
4.26pm 19 April 2019
4.50pm 14 April 2019
7.40pm 10 April 2019
7.39am 19 January 2019
7.24am 19 January 2019
12.16pm 13 January 2019
11.57pm 26 November 2018
11.51pm 26 November 2018
10.41am 25 November 2018

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 18°C
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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 Assists Yacht
Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco launches to a report of a 19-foot yacht with one person onboard drifting and at risk of running aground in the Swale off Faversham Creek on Monday evening
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Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Yacht
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Model boats and ships fill Whitstable Lifeboat Station
Ray Taylor with his 4-metre long model of a bulk carrier on display at the Heron Model Boat Club's show held at Whitstable lifeboat station on Sunday.
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Model boats and ships fill Whitstable Lifeboat Station
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Whitstable RNLI launched to capsized catamaran and other calls.
Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat 'Lewisco' alongside the capsized catamaran off Tankerton on Friday afternoon. Picture: RNLI Whitstable
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Whitstable RNLI launched to capsized catamaran and other calls.
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RNLI lifeboats tasked to a person stuck in mud
60 plus callouts this year for the Sheerness inshore lifeboat
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RNLI lifeboats tasked to a person stuck in mud
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