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

3.14pm 6 June 2018
4.06pm 3 June 2018
12.00pm 3 June 2018
11.55am 3 June 2018
5.52pm 2 June 2018
5.18pm 16 May 2018
6.13pm 4 May 2018
2.59pm 29 April 2018
7.29pm 23 April 2018
1.19pm 23 April 2018
7.56pm 28 March 2018
1.35pm 23 January 2018
3.55pm 3 January 2018
4.05am 16 December 2017
3.39pm 21 November 2017
4.22am 16 October 2017
10.17pm 14 October 2017
2.41pm 4 October 2017
3.06pm 10 September 2017
4.48pm 1 September 2017

Today's weather

22°C Rain
Min: 14°C
Max: 22°C
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Next tide

Tue 19 Jun
High: 5.43pm 1.7m
Low: 12.13am 0.2m
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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

RNLI says 'floating' campaign has saved lives in the South East
Float for Your Life
Article Sea safety
RNLI says 'floating' campaign has saved lives in the South East
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Whitstable Lifeboat assists people stranded on pier head
Three people became stranded on Herne Bay Pier Head when their dinghy became deflated and they lost a paddle. (The pier head is a detached structure half a mile offshore, the actual pier having been demolished some years ago).
Video Lifeboats
Whitstable Lifeboat assists people stranded on pier head
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Donation benefits Kent lifeboat stations
Article Fundraising
Donation benefits Kent lifeboat stations
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Whitstable Lifeboat assists three stranded on Old Pier Head
Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco.
Article Rescues
Whitstable Lifeboat assists three stranded on Old Pier Head
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