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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

2.26pm 17 May 2022
5.39pm 10 May 2022
4.23pm 3 May 2022
12.22am 20 March 2022
5.26pm 4 March 2022
1.34pm 5 January 2022
2.45am 19 December 2021
5.33pm 30 October 2021
8.53am 20 October 2021
4.41pm 19 October 2021
8.01am 15 October 2021
6.38pm 13 October 2021
6.34pm 13 October 2021
8.30am 13 October 2021
2.39pm 6 October 2021
5.54pm 24 September 2021
5.42pm 24 September 2021
5.36pm 24 September 2021
12.50pm 17 September 2021
4.33pm 13 September 2021

Today's weather

22°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 22°C
Get a 5-day forecast

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Whitstable Lifeboat Station
The Harbour

Station phone number

01227 263581


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

Station visiting hours:

Whitstable RNLI shop has access to a station viewing area.


Saturdays and Sundays 10am-1pm

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Shop opening hours

Please check our shop page for our opening hours.

News and media from Whitstable Lifeboat Station

Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr Pat Todd makes the draw for the Whitstable RNLI Easter raffle.
Article Fundraising
Whitstable Easter draw and Mayday fair raise funds for RNLI
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Whitstable lifeboat returns to station after Tuesday's call.
Article Rescue
Whitstable RNLI assist Paddleboarder
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Dave Parry who has completed 30 years at Whitstable lifeboat station.
Article People
Dave chalks up 30 years with Whitstable Lifeboat
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Kellie Gray, Chair of the Whitstable Branch of the RNLI.
Article Fundraising
Whitstable RNLI announces Easter Raffle
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