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

10.41am 17 November 2018
5.08pm 13 October 2018
12.43am 11 October 2018
10.17am 17 September 2018
10.31am 16 August 2018
1.38pm 10 August 2018
11.58am 9 August 2018
8.53am 7 August 2018
8.47am 7 August 2018
7.12pm 6 August 2018
4.43pm 5 August 2018
4.37pm 5 August 2018
1.53pm 5 August 2018
10.28am 5 August 2018
7.17pm 4 August 2018
7.14pm 4 August 2018
5.28pm 3 August 2018
2.52pm 3 August 2018
1.52pm 31 July 2018
4.37pm 29 July 2018

Today's weather

5°C Rain
Min: -1°C Max: 5°C
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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 Station Christmas Fair
Stormy Stan's morning entertaining visitors at the Christmas fair was interrupted when the lifeboat was launched to a broken down jet ski on Saturday morning. Picture: RNLI Whitstable.
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Whitstable Lifeboat Station Christmas Fair
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Two people rescued from the sea by Margate RNLI
Margate RNLI inshore lifeboat 'Tigger Three' (RNLI Margate)
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Two people rescued from the sea by Margate RNLI
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Sheerness RNLI lifeboats called six times in less than 12 hours
The Dutch barge that had run aground safely under tow under a beautiful Sheppey sunrise.
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Sheerness RNLI lifeboats called six times in less than 12 hours
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Two Rescued by Whitstable Lifeboat after Dinghy Overturns Off Reculver
The scene at the shore as the anglers are passed into the care of ambulance staff
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Two Rescued by Whitstable Lifeboat after Dinghy Overturns Off Reculver
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