November 16th, 2010

Whitstable Lifeboat

The lifeboat answers approximately 60 to 70 calls per year, the majority being in the summer months.

All members of our crew are volunteers, with full time jobs elsewhere. The boathouse is normally unmanned, and the crew are summoned by pager, activated by the Coastguards.

The boat is launched across the beach by tractor and drive-on / drive-off carriage.

We have a small shop selling teas, coffees, and souvenirs.

Access to the boathouse is via the West Harbour gate, in Harbour Street.

Visits & Talks

Visits by school or youth groups – contact Lifeboat Visits Officer David Hayward 01227 264489

Talks to adult groups or clubs – contact our Speaker Geoff Parry 01227 264756

The address of the station is:

Whitstable Lifeboat Station

The Harbour



Website: RNLI (Whitstable)


The shallow waters of the Thames estuary have long been fertile territory for the fishing industry. The flow of brackish water from the streams and marshes of the north Kent coast makes a particularly beneficial environment for oysters and other shellfish.

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