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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 launches from Whitstable Lifeboat Station

6.44pm 14 October 2023
5.37pm 15 September 2023
6.41pm 5 September 2023
8.28pm 31 August 2023
7.45pm 20 August 2023
7.18pm 10 August 2023
6.17pm 10 August 2023
2.30pm 10 August 2023
1.18pm 2 August 2023
4.53pm 29 July 2023
6.11pm 25 July 2023
4.56pm 22 July 2023
3.16pm 16 July 2023
1.55pm 16 July 2023
8.56pm 14 July 2023
6.16pm 29 June 2023
8.03pm 25 June 2023
3.15pm 18 June 2023
10.39am 12 June 2023
8.37pm 3 June 2023

Today's weather

6°C Cloudy
Min: 3°C Max: 6°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

An orange road bike from the rear left, with a Lifeboat sticker on the frame. A cartoon reindeer with a red nose is overlaid. The reindeer is in RNLI lifeboat crew kit: a yellow drysuit and red lifejacket.The reindeer is waving at the viewer.
Article Fundraising
RNLI Kent Reindeer Relay to start with a team from Gravesend Lifeboat Station
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The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat.
Article Rescue
Evening launch for Whitstable RNLI
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Emma Kirwin at Whitstable RNLI with Deputy Launching Authority Kellie Gray, left, Steve Gray(Social Media Officer) and Helmsman Dave Parry on Tuesday evening.
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Emma’s 350-mile run reaches Whitstable RNLI
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Pete Fenton, Joint Chair of Fundraising at Whitstable Lifeboat with fellow volunteers at the official re-opening of the Duke of Cumberland Hotel, Whitstable at which Shepherd Neame Chairman Jonathan Neame presented a cheque for £1000 to Whitstable RNLI.
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Kent Brewer donates to Whitstable RNLI
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