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

4.11am 3 December 2019
11.53am 25 October 2019
2.48pm 17 October 2019
3.47pm 12 October 2019
3.47pm 12 October 2019
6.52pm 15 September 2019
4.21pm 11 September 2019
12.49pm 11 September 2019
8.08pm 4 September 2019
5.02pm 1 September 2019
4.26pm 27 August 2019
6.08pm 26 August 2019
5.45pm 18 August 2019
5.15pm 17 August 2019
2.40pm 11 August 2019
11.08am 10 August 2019
2.56pm 8 August 2019
2.50pm 8 August 2019
4.10pm 6 August 2019
5.59pm 20 July 2019

Today's weather

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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

Hampton School's Support for Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat
Members of the Hampton School Year 5 Council visited the Whitstable Lifeboat on Thursday to make a presentation of a cheque for £685.50, the proceeds of this year's cake sale at the school. Picture: Hampton School.
Article Schools and young supporters
Hampton School's Support for Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat
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From Photography Fan to Whitstable Lifeboat Man
Photo of Richard in the water with a flare during his first exercise.
Article Heritage
From Photography Fan to Whitstable Lifeboat Man
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Fish and Chips at Whitstable RNLI lifeboat station
Derek Clinick of Island Ukes serenades Liz Yems at the Whitstable lifeboat station 'fish and chip' evening on Friday. Picture:RNLI Whitstable
Article Fundraising
Fish and Chips at Whitstable RNLI lifeboat station
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Three calls for the Whitstable RNLI lifeboat
The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco comes alongside a 23-foot yacht after the craft went aground on a bank in the entrance to the Swale on 23rd October . Picture:RNLI Whitstable.
Article Rescue
Three calls for the Whitstable RNLI lifeboat
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