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

6.02pm 12 August 2020
3.36pm 12 August 2020
5.46pm 11 August 2020
5.44pm 10 August 2020
3.42pm 9 August 2020
12.32pm 8 August 2020
7.30pm 7 August 2020
12.08pm 5 August 2020
2.33pm 4 August 2020
3.55pm 2 August 2020
3.24pm 1 August 2020
5.30pm 31 July 2020
12.50pm 30 July 2020
12.56am 29 July 2020
3.27pm 26 July 2020
1.48am 22 July 2020
5.13pm 17 July 2020
7.11pm 13 July 2020
2.27pm 9 July 2020
3.05pm 7 July 2020

Today's weather

26°C Rain
Min: 18°C Max: 26°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
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 RNLI lifeboat assists Trawler
The Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco brings the 30-foot fishing vessel Simon Issac back to harbour after the craft suffered a blocked fuel filter off Whitstable on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Chris Davey/RNLI Whitstable.
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Whitstable RNLI lifeboat assists Trawler
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Yacht taken under tow by Whitstable RNLI lifeboat
Whitstable's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco takes an 8-metre yacht under tow for Oare Creek after the craft suffered engine problems off Whitstable on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: Dom Cutress/RNLI Whitstable.
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Yacht taken under tow by Whitstable RNLI lifeboat
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Weekend calls for Whitstable RNLI lifeboat
The launchers and crew prepare to launch the Whitstable RNLI lifeboat Lewisco to assist the three occupants of an inflatable at Herne Bay on Sunday. Picture: Chris Davey/RNLI Whitstable.
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Weekend calls for Whitstable RNLI lifeboat
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Whitstable RNLI lifeboat launched to capsized sailing dinghy
Lewisco, the Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
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Whitstable RNLI lifeboat launched to capsized sailing dinghy
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