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

8.37pm 3 June 2023
3.13pm 2 June 2023
6.35am 9 May 2023
6.38pm 6 May 2023
6.59pm 29 April 2023
3.36pm 26 April 2023
10.18am 3 April 2023
5.18pm 30 March 2023
3.57pm 11 March 2023
3.54pm 13 November 2022
2.43am 11 October 2022
9.39am 8 October 2022
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

Today's weather

18°C Sunshine
Min: 10°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

Members of the Herne Bay based Heron Model Boat Club with their display at Whitstable RNLI.
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Model boats and vehicles fill Whitstable Lifeboat Station
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Crewmember Sam Turner receives the cheque for £100 presented to the lifeboat by the 4th Whitstable Rainbows on Tuesday evening. Picture:RNLI Whitstable.
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Rainbows beam into Whitstable RNLI
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Clients and staff of the Canterbury Hub of Headway Kent with members of the crew at Whitstable RNLI on Wednesday.
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Headway Kent visit Whitstable RNLI
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Against the backdrop of yachts and the yacht club of which Larry was president Whitstable Lifeboat heads to sea for the scattering of his ashes on Sunday afternoon. Picture: RNLI Whitstable.
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Final journey in a lifeboat for Whitstable RNLI Stalwart
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