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

4.11pm 4 April 2021
12.09pm 27 March 2021
11.43am 27 March 2021
8.38am 21 March 2021
11.18am 14 March 2021
1.52pm 18 December 2020
5.53am 5 December 2020
3.43pm 8 November 2020
2.46pm 31 October 2020
3.18pm 23 October 2020
4.51pm 20 September 2020
12.46pm 20 September 2020
12.15pm 18 September 2020
1.01pm 15 September 2020
6.02pm 13 September 2020
3.50pm 23 August 2020
2.42pm 20 August 2020
6.02pm 12 August 2020
3.36pm 12 August 2020
5.46pm 11 August 2020

Today's weather

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Min: 3°C Max: 9°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco returns to station.
Article Rescue
Whitstable lifeboat assists motor cruiser
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The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco.
Article Lifeboats
Third call of the year for Whitstable Lifeboat
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Whitstable lifeboat returns the windsurfer to shore after his rig suffered a failure off Tankerton on Sunday afternoon.
Article Rescue
Whitstable RNLI lifeboat assists windsurfer
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Marjorie Gambrill who passed away on Tuesday and was an active supporter of the RNLI and Whitstable lifeboat station.
Article People
Marjorie Gambrill supporter of RNLI and Whitstable lifeboat
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