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

3.54pm 13 November 2022
2.43am 11 October 2022
9.39am 8 October 2022
11.20pm 28 August 2022
5.45pm 26 August 2022
4.03am 24 August 2022
1.02pm 18 August 2022
9.24pm 17 August 2022
4.27pm 16 August 2022
5.56pm 1 August 2022
1.21am 25 July 2022
1.38pm 24 July 2022
6.35pm 23 July 2022
7.35pm 22 July 2022
7.49pm 17 July 2022
7.42pm 16 July 2022
2.01am 16 July 2022
11.36pm 14 July 2022
9.35pm 11 July 2022
10.56pm 6 July 2022

Today's weather

9°C Overcast
Min: 6°C Max: 9°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

Ruth Oliver who has passed out as helm at RNLI Whitstable.
Article People
Ruth takes the helm at Whitstable RNLI
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Whitstable Lifeboat Operations Manager Mike Judge, left with John and Mike Keam who have been presented with service certificates.
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Whitstable RNLI present Mike and John Keam with service certificates.
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The RNLI's Stormy Stan joined Whitstable lifeboat station crew members and volunteers with Alex Bird and his team during the Christmas tree chipping session outside the boathouse on Sunday.
Article Fundraising
Christmas tree chipping raises £1300 at Whitstable RNLI
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The Kingsferry Bridge in the Swale as seen from Whitstable lifeboat.
Article Sea safety
First call of the year for Whitstable RNLI
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