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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

4.09pm 12 April 2024
2.18am 4 April 2024
9.23pm 16 March 2024
5.36pm 3 March 2024
1.20am 22 February 2024
7.15pm 18 February 2024
2.24pm 17 February 2024
7.12pm 14 January 2024
7.11pm 14 January 2024
8.47pm 11 January 2024
3.21am 23 December 2023
8.30am 8 December 2023
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

Today's weather

12°C Overcast
Min: 6°C Max: 12°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

Easter - Christmas

Christmas - Easter
Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 1pm

Whitstable RNLI shop has access to a station viewing area.

Shop opening hours

January - Mid March
10am - 3pm (weekends only)

Mid March to December
10am - 4pm (daily except Mondays)

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News and media from Whitstable Lifeboat Station

Anthony and Sally Brown with members of Whitstable RNLI
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Whitstable RNLI welcomes Coastwalk Couple
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Julia Hill and Andy Mayo with fellow volunteers and the 'Connecting our Communities scroll at Whitstable RNLI on Sunday afternoon.
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Connecting our Communities Scroll reaches Whitstable RNLI
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Dave Parry, Gerry Skinner and Kellie Gray at the RNLI 200th Anniversary service held at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
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Whitstable RNLI Volunters at Abbey Service
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Paul Dayman and Terry Downes of the former Seaview Boat Club present the cheque for £4115 to Lifeboat Operations Manager Mike Judge, left and Chair of Fundraising Pete Fenton watched by members of the crew and RNLI Education Volunteer Gerry Skinner, right, on Sunday morning.
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Busy Morning at Whitstable RNLI
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