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 2019

Last Shout:

Assist Yacht – 10th June 2019

Latest Shouts / News

Whitstable Lifeboat Launched to Kite Surfer

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 4.49pm on Sunday following a report from the Whitstable National Coastwatch team via UK Coastguard of a kite surfer in difficulties off Tankerton. Shortly after launching the lifeboat was ‘stood down’ to return...

Whitstable Lifeboat Launched to Kite Surfer

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 7.49pm on Wednesday evening following a report from the UK Coastguard of a kite surfer in difficulties off Hampton Pier, Herne Bay. However, immediately after launch the lifeboat was ‘stood down’ when the Herne...

Whitstable Lifeboat Volunteer Awarded British Empire Medal

Please join us in congratulating our own David Hayward who is set British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the community in east Kent in this years New Years Honours List. As well as being involved in many other local groups he is our RNLI visits officer who...

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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