RNLI Bude Lifeboat Station

Bude Lifeboat Station

Established in 1837, Bude Lifeboat Station is situated in north Cornwall, where rocky coastline and rough surf have resulted in many call outs. Since 2001, the station has operated from Summerleaze Beach.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Bude Lifeboat Station

2.58pm 17 January 2021
11.28am 19 October 2020
11.20am 20 September 2020
11.56am 12 September 2020
6.19pm 4 September 2020
2.41pm 16 August 2020
6.54pm 8 August 2020
6.49pm 8 August 2020
3.49pm 1 August 2020
5.17pm 24 July 2020
8.16am 26 June 2020
4.46pm 31 May 2020
9.40pm 25 May 2020
2.39pm 7 February 2020
2.29pm 19 January 2020
6.19pm 2 August 2019
6.40pm 15 July 2019
6.50pm 2 July 2019
10.36am 28 June 2019
5.39pm 19 June 2019

Today's weather

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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Bude Lifeboat Station
Summerleaze Beach Car Park
EX23 8HN

Station phone number

01288 352971


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Shop phone number

01288 359734

Visitor contact phone number

01288 359734

News and media from Bude Lifeboat Station

Article Sea safety
Bude Lifeboat launched to rescue a kayaker
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Article Fundraising
Residents of Atlantic Rise in Bude raise £500 for the RNLI
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Chris Wilson and Liam Sharpe sat in the D class lifeboat with Charlie Green stood in front of the boat outside Bude lifeboat station
Article Lifeboats
Chris Wilson retires from Bude RNLI after 27 years of service
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Article Sea safety
Bude RNLI assist with the rescue of people caught in a rip current
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