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:

Sinking Vessel – 3rd February 2019

Latest Shouts / News

Lifeboat Assists Yacht

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 10.45am on Thursday 16th September to assist an 11-metre yacht which had gone aground with two persons onboard at the 'Middle Sand' to the west of the Kentish Flats wind farm. A wind farm workboat was also...

Rescue Of The Year Award

Whitstable lifeboat operations manager Mike Judge explained that “Each year we present in memory of Dave Foreman who was a former crewmember, helmsman and honorary secretary of the station who passed away in 1993 a trophy for what is considered by members of his...

Whitstable Lifeboat assists Windsurfer

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 1.46pm on Friday following a report from the UK Coastguard of a windsurfer in difficulties off West Beach, Whitstable. The crew located the casualty sitting on his board a 1/4-mile off Wavecrest and brought him...

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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