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

10.31am 16 August 2018
1.38pm 10 August 2018
11.58am 9 August 2018
8.53am 7 August 2018
8.47am 7 August 2018
7.12pm 6 August 2018
4.43pm 5 August 2018
4.37pm 5 August 2018
1.53pm 5 August 2018
10.28am 5 August 2018
7.17pm 4 August 2018
7.14pm 4 August 2018
5.28pm 3 August 2018
2.52pm 3 August 2018
1.52pm 31 July 2018
4.37pm 29 July 2018
1.19pm 21 July 2018
8.05pm 16 July 2018
8.04pm 16 July 2018
9.18pm 9 July 2018

Today's weather

21°C Cloudy
Min: 15°C
Max: 21°C
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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

Two Rescued by Whitstable Lifeboat after Dinghy Overturns Off Reculver
The scene at the shore as the anglers are passed into the care of ambulance staff
Article Rescue
Two Rescued by Whitstable Lifeboat after Dinghy Overturns Off Reculver
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Anglers rescued after boat capsizes off the north Kent coast
Margate RNLI all-weather lifeboat 'Leonard Kent' at sea (RNLI Margate)
Article Rescue
Anglers rescued after boat capsizes off the north Kent coast
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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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