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

7.29pm 23 April 2018
1.19pm 23 April 2018
7.56pm 28 March 2018
1.35pm 23 January 2018
3.55pm 3 January 2018
4.05am 16 December 2017
3.39pm 21 November 2017
4.22am 16 October 2017
10.17pm 14 October 2017
2.41pm 4 October 2017
3.06pm 10 September 2017
4.48pm 1 September 2017
8.32pm 26 August 2017
9.42pm 18 August 2017
11.41am 4 August 2017
2.44pm 20 July 2017
7.51am 2 July 2017
6.56am 1 July 2017
6.25pm 17 June 2017
3.17pm 11 June 2017

Today's weather

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Next tide

Thu 26 Apr
High: 11.04pm 1.6m
Low: 5.31am 0.2m
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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 Calls for Whitstable Lifeboat
The badly damaged speedboat after it was towed ashore by the Whitstable Lifeboat on Monday afternoon. Picture: Tim Smith/RNLI Whitstable.
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Whitstable Lifeboat assists Motor Cruiser
Lifeboat crewmember Ben Croswell begins the task of freeing the anchor chain from around the drive shaft and propeller of a Bayliner motor cruiser off the entrance to Conyer Creek in TheSwale on Saturday evening. Picture: Dave Parry/RNLI Whitstable.
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Whitstable Lifeboat assists Motor Cruiser
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Whitstable Lifeboat assists Yacht
The 33-foot sloop Avalon which required assistance from the Whitstable Lifeboat on Saturday afternoon.
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Whitstable Lifeboat assists Yacht
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Local vets join up with the RNLI for a safer Thanet
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Local vets join up with the RNLI for a safer Thanet
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