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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 lifeboat launches from Whitstable Lifeboat Station

11.33pm 13 July 2024
1.29pm 13 July 2024
4.25pm 6 July 2024
3.01pm 27 June 2024
3.01pm 27 June 2024
6.53pm 26 June 2024
5.50pm 26 June 2024
12.15am 25 June 2024
2.00pm 20 June 2024
4.00pm 13 June 2024
3.59pm 13 June 2024
10.32pm 9 June 2024
11.55pm 5 June 2024
9.31pm 1 June 2024
12.59pm 1 June 2024
3.35pm 26 May 2024
4.10am 28 April 2024
12.19am 22 April 2024
4.09pm 12 April 2024
2.18am 4 April 2024

Today's weather

27°C Sunshine
Min: 17°C Max: 27°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

Easter - Christmas

Christmas - Easter
Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 1pm

Whitstable RNLI shop has access to a station viewing area.

Shop opening hours

January - Mid March
10am - 3pm (weekends only)

Mid March to December
10am - 4pm (daily except Mondays)

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News and media from Whitstable Lifeboat Station

The Whitstable RNLI B-class lifeboat Lewisco with the jet ski under tow after it broke down off Reculver on Saturday afternoon.
Article Rescue
Whitstable RNLI assist Jet Ski
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Article People
Margate RNLI lifeboat volunteers cycle 200 miles to mark 200 years
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Lewisco,the Whitstable B-Class lifeboat.
Article Rescue
Two Calls for Whitstable RNLI
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