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

4.52pm 29 July 2021
7.25pm 27 July 2021
7.25pm 27 July 2021
7.20pm 27 July 2021
8.40pm 21 July 2021
2.06am 21 July 2021
2.35pm 27 June 2021
5.25pm 16 June 2021
1.09pm 16 June 2021
2.14pm 14 June 2021
1.36am 7 June 2021
5.33pm 5 June 2021
6.49pm 31 May 2021
6.48pm 22 May 2021
2.13pm 15 May 2021
8.40am 15 May 2021
2.02am 30 April 2021
4.11pm 4 April 2021
12.09pm 27 March 2021
11.43am 27 March 2021

Today's weather

20°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 20°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

Participants from various Whitstable businesses and organizations with Chris Phipps of Kent Fire and Rescues Water Safety Unit and Whitstable Lifeboat's Andy Mayo during the throw bag training session held at Whitstable Lifeboat Station on Friday.
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Whitstable RNLI with Kent Fire and Rescue run Water Safety Training Course
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Whitstable lifeboat returns to station. Stock picture.
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Early hours call for Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat
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Trainee Helm Ruth Oliver at the wheel of the Whitstable Lifeboat with the RIB under tow on Friday afternoon.
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Whitstable RNLI assists RIB
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The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat.
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Whitstable RNLI assists sailing vessel
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?