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

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
9.45pm 14 July 2019
9.05am 14 July 2019
9.01pm 13 July 2019
8.30pm 8 July 2019
5.19pm 7 July 2019

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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

Whitstable Lifeboat launched to assist Kitesurfer
Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat 'Lewisco' comes alongside the kite after launching to assist a kitesurfer who got into difficulties following equipment failure just north west of the station on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: Dave Parry/RNLI Whitstable.
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Whitstable Lifeboat launched to assist Kitesurfer
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Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Motor Boat
The 21-foot motor boat under tow by the Whitstable Lifeboat after it suffered engine failure off Hampton on Tuesday morning. Picture: RNLI Whitstable
Article Lifeboats
Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Motor Boat
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John and Julia recognised for their work at Whitstable RNLI
John Hill and Julia Hill who have been presented with the RNLI Chief Executive's Award for Excellence in Volunteering. Picture: RNLI Whitstable
Article People
John and Julia recognised for their work at Whitstable RNLI
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Three launches for Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat
Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat 'Lewisco'. Picture: RNLI Whitstable
Article Rescue
Three launches for Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat
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