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 This Year

Last Shout:

Overturned Dinghy – 20th June 2018

Latest Shouts / News

Bank Holiday Open Day

Whitstable Lifeboat Station held a very successful open day on Bank Holiday Monday with numerous visitors taking the opportunity to inspect the lifeboat in its carriage along with the launching tractor on the pad outside the boathouse. Children of all ages...

Lifeboat Launches to Assist Rower

Whitstable Lifeboat was launched at 5.33pm on Wednesday following a report of a craft in difficulty with its occupant ‘apparently’ bailing out the craft off Harty Ferry in The Swale.The lifeboat arrived 'on scene' and located a ‘round Britain rower’ at anchor having...

Whitstable Lifeboat assists three stranded on Old Pier Head

Whitstable Lifeboat was launched at 6.28pm following a report of three persons stranded on the old Herne Bay Pier Head on Friday evening. The lifeboat arrived 'on scene' and located three males all in their early 20's with a partially deflated dinghy. The three were...

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!

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