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

11.20pm 28 August 2022
5.45pm 26 August 2022
4.03am 24 August 2022
1.02pm 18 August 2022
9.24pm 17 August 2022
4.27pm 16 August 2022
5.56pm 1 August 2022
1.21am 25 July 2022
1.38pm 24 July 2022
6.35pm 23 July 2022
7.35pm 22 July 2022
7.49pm 17 July 2022
7.42pm 16 July 2022
2.01am 16 July 2022
11.36pm 14 July 2022
9.35pm 11 July 2022
10.56pm 6 July 2022
4.55pm 27 June 2022
1.09am 4 June 2022
3.22pm 21 May 2022

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 18°C
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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

Lewisco, the Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
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Whitstable RNLI assist Angler and his Dogs
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Whitstable author Julie Wassmer signs a copy of her latest book 'Murder at Mount Ephraim' for Keren Marwood watched by RNLI Community Presenter Gerry Skinner and Kellie Gray, Chair of Fundraising at Whitstable lifeboat station.
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Julie launches her latest book at Whitstable RNLI
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The shore crew get to work as Whitstable lifeboat returns to the boathouse following the call on 26th August which turned out to be a false alarm.
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Whitstable RNLI assist Yachts
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The 17-foot angling dory under tow by the Whitstable lifeboat on Monday morning.
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Whitstable RNLI assist angling dinghy
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