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:

26th May 2020 – Broken Down Motor Boat

Latest Shouts / News

Million-pound training fund helps local lifesaver learn vital skill

Million-pound training fund helps local lifesaver learn vital skill

A recently recruited volunteer crew member at Whitstable RNLI lifeboat station has had a vital part of their crew training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Jim Ashby, from Whitstable, recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, to complete the...

From Photography Fan to Lifeboat Man

From Photography Fan to Lifeboat Man

People become lifeboat crew for many reasons, but for one Whitstable man, it was an interest in Victorian photography that led him to join the RNLI! Richard Monje, a 40-year-old railway worker, was inspired by The Lifeboat Station Project, photographer Jack Lowe’s...

Golfers get into the swing to support Whitstable Lifeboat

Golfers get into the swing to support Whitstable Lifeboat

Canterbury Golf Club ladies and senior sections got into the swing of things and have raised a total of £7000 for the Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat, with members visiting the station on Friday for a tour and cheque presentation. Lady Captain, Fran Fearn, said, “Senior...

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 Harbour

Whitstable, Kent. CT5 1AB


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