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

1.52pm 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
1.01pm 15 September 2020
6.02pm 13 September 2020
3.50pm 23 August 2020
2.42pm 20 August 2020
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

Today's weather

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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.

Station visiting hours:

Whitstable RNLI shop has access to a station viewing area.

Easter-Christmas
Daily

Christmas-Easter
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

Whitstable lifeboat returns the windsurfer to shore after his rig suffered a failure off Tankerton on Sunday afternoon.
Article Rescue
Whitstable RNLI lifeboat assists windsurfer
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Marjorie Gambrill who passed away on Tuesday and was an active supporter of the RNLI and Whitstable lifeboat station.
Article People
Marjorie Gambrill supporter of RNLI and Whitstable lifeboat
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The Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco returns to station after Friday afternoon's call to a jet ski broken down off Reculver.
Article Rescue
Whitstable RNLI lifeboat assists jet ski
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David 'Larry' Lamberton who has been presented with a 50-year long service award from the RNLI.
Article People
Long service awards for Whitstable RNLI lifeboat volunteers
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Bring hope, even on the darkest days

Coronavirus has delayed crucial crew training and lifeboat maintenance. A kind donation from you could help keep our crews safe and ready to rescue. Will you give us hope this spring?