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:

Broken Down Angling Boat – 26th October 2019

Latest Shouts / News

Whitstable lifeboat crews in test of first aid skills

Whitstable lifeboat crews in test of first aid skills

Whitstable lifeboat crews were called to a serious incident onboard a sailing barge off the town on Saturday when the two barge crewmembers sustained injuries after a confrontation with the occupant of a sinking dinghy whom they had picked up and had turned violent....

Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Motor Cruiser

Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Motor Cruiser

Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 2.53pm on Thursday following a report of a 27ft motor cruiser broken down in the entrance to The Swale . On arrival at the scene the lifeboat crew located the casualty vessel aground amongst the reed beds on...

Fish & Chip Supper

Fish & Chip Supper

Join us on the 18th October, come and enjoy a fish and chip supper in our boathouse and support our station and the volunteers who respond 24/7 to help anyone on the sea in distress. Tickets are just £8.00 per person. Reserve you tickets by calling John on 01227...

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 Lifeboat Station

Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable, Kent. CT5 1AB


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