In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Welcome to

Whitstable Lifeboat Station

We operate an Atlantic 85

B-Class Inshore Lifeboat

All our crew are volunteers

and respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Number Of Rescues For 2020

Last Shout:

1st June – Kitesurfer

Latest Shouts / News

Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Launches To Assist Motor Boat

Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Launches To Assist Motor Boat

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 07.56pm on Tuesday following a report of a 17-foot angling boat with three persons onboard stranded in the upper reaches of the River Swale after its engine failed to restart. The lifeboat crew located the...

Whistable Lifeboat launches to assist speedboat

Whistable Lifeboat launches to assist speedboat

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched on Thursday afternoon following a request from HM Coastguard to assist a small speedboat with two persons onboard which had been reported by several people onshore to have broken down off Hampton, Herne Bay. The...

**Coronavirus Update:**

**Coronavirus Update:**

As most people will be aware the UK goverment has stepped up their advice towards the current outbreak. In line with this advice, the RNLI has taken steps to reduce risk to the permanent staff, volunteers and the public. With immediate affect the station is only open...

Know the risks:

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Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.

In the UK, the majority of RNLI Lifeguard incidents involve rip currents. They are a major cause of accidental drowning on beaches all across the world.

The effect on the body of entering water 15°C and below is often underestimated. This shock can be the precursor to drowning.


Never put yourself at risk!

We welcome school and club visits to the station.

To find out more or to book your visit pleae call:

David Hayward on 07835 929110

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Whitstable, Kent. CT5 1AB


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