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

1.36am 7 June 2021
5.33pm 5 June 2021
6.49pm 31 May 2021
6.48pm 22 May 2021
2.13pm 15 May 2021
8.40am 15 May 2021
2.02am 30 April 2021
4.11pm 4 April 2021
12.09pm 27 March 2021
11.43am 27 March 2021
8.38am 21 March 2021
11.18am 14 March 2021
1.52pm 18 December 2020
5.53am 5 December 2020
3.43pm 8 November 2020
2.46pm 31 October 2020
3.18pm 23 October 2020
4.51pm 20 September 2020
12.46pm 20 September 2020
12.15pm 18 September 2020

Today's weather

21°C Cloudy
Min: 15°C Max: 21°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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

The former Herne Bay pier head.
Article Rescue
Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat called to persons on old Herne Bay Pier Head
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The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat.
Article Rescue
Call to dinghy for Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat
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The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat.
Article Rescue
Whitstable RNLI lifeboat launched to Motor Boat Aground
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Article Statistics
RNLI Margate’s commitment to training - reflected in numbers
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?