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

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
2.33pm 4 August 2020
3.55pm 2 August 2020
3.24pm 1 August 2020
5.30pm 31 July 2020
12.50pm 30 July 2020

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 15°C
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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.

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

Whitstable RNLI lifeboat assists kitesurfer
Lewisco, the Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
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Whitstable RNLI lifeboat assists kitesurfer
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Busy period for the Whitstable RNLI lifeboat
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Busy period for the Whitstable RNLI lifeboat
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Whitstable RNLI lifeboat launched as speedboat runs out of fuel
The 19-foot speedboat under tow by the Whitstable lifeboat after the craft ran out of fuel off Herne Bay on Monday afternoon.
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Whitstable RNLI lifeboat launched as speedboat runs out of fuel
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Three lifeboats and helicopter respond to missing swimmer off Margate
Margate RNLI inshore lifeboat 'Alfred Alexander Staden' (RNLI Margate)
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Three lifeboats and helicopter respond to missing swimmer off Margate
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