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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:

Broken Down Angling Boat – 26th October 2019

Latest Shouts / News

Lifeboat Launched To Assist Kite Surfer

Lifeboat Launched To Assist Kite Surfer

A teenage kitesurfer has been praised by the Whitstable Lifeboat crew after he was brought ashore by the lifeboat when his rig suffered equipment failure off Whitstable on Wednesday afternoon. The lifeboat was launched at 4.30pm when kitesurfer, who did not wish to be...

Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Motor Boat

Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Motor Boat

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 8.45am on Tuesday morning to assist a 21ft motor boat with four persons onboard which had broken down and was at anchored a ½-mile off Hampton Pier. The lifeboat arrived ‘on scene’ and took the craft and its...

John and Julia Recognised For Their Work at Whitstable RNLI

John and Julia Recognised For Their Work at Whitstable RNLI

Two members of the Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Station fundraising branch have been recognised for the services to the station and the RNLI with the presentation of the Chief Executive’s Award for Excellence in Volunteering.John and Julia Hill of Herne Bay...

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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