RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

8.53am 20 October 2021
4.41pm 19 October 2021
8.01am 15 October 2021
6.38pm 13 October 2021
6.34pm 13 October 2021
8.30am 13 October 2021
5.54pm 24 September 2021
5.42pm 24 September 2021
5.36pm 24 September 2021
12.50pm 17 September 2021
4.33pm 13 September 2021
4.57pm 9 September 2021
12.59pm 7 September 2021
3.55pm 4 September 2021
12.11pm 1 September 2021
5.28pm 30 August 2021
11.33am 28 August 2021
10.54pm 6 August 2021
4.54pm 5 August 2021
4.52pm 29 July 2021

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 14°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

Whitstable lifeboat returns to station after picking up a windsurfer 3/4-mile north west of the boathouse on Wednesday morning
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Busy 17-hours for Whitstable RNLI
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The Susan Margaret Forsbrey.
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Whitstable RNLI launched to Suspected Stroke Victim
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Whitstable lifeboat off the former Herne Bay pier head. (Stock picture)
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Whitstable RNLI assist Speedboat
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Whitstable lifeboat off the former Herne Bay pier head.
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Whitstable RNLI assist Kayaker
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