Cowes Lifeboat Station

Cowes Lifeboat Station

Cowes Lifeboat Station is converted from a former HM Customs Watch House, the rear of which is 300 years old. It looks out onto one of the world’s busiest shipping waterways and carries out a range of interesting services every year.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Cowes Lifeboat Station

4.09pm 9 October 2020
8.15am 26 September 2020
2.08pm 25 September 2020
10.58pm 19 September 2020
10.41pm 19 September 2020
2.58pm 31 August 2020
6.34am 29 August 2020
5.11pm 24 August 2020
3.40pm 23 August 2020
6.28pm 19 August 2020
12.45pm 5 August 2020
8.53am 5 August 2020
12.15am 3 August 2020
1.45am 29 July 2020
7.23pm 21 July 2020
5.59pm 20 July 2020
6.26pm 12 July 2020
4.40pm 3 July 2020
6.28am 26 June 2020
9.38pm 25 June 2020

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 15°C Max: 17°C
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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

Cowes Lifeboat Station
Watch House Lane
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QH

Station phone number

01983 299387

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking

Visitor contact email

cowes@rnli.org.uk

Visiting times

Open most bank holidays, otherwise by appointment. Contact the station for details.

Shop hours

Monday-Saturday
10:30am-3:30 or 4pm (dependent on volunteer availability)

Shop phone number

01983 209073

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News and media from Cowes Lifeboat Station

Cowes lifeboat responds to concerns over windsurfer
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Cowes lifeboat responds to concerns over windsurfer
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Abandoned dinghy leads to major lifeboat search for Cowes RNLI
Lifeboat crew members disembark from lifeboat to examine the abandoned dinghy.
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Abandoned dinghy leads to major lifeboat search for Cowes RNLI
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Cowes lifeboat responds to motorboat in triple-trouble
Two members of the lifeboat crew pictured as their craft approaches the stricken motorboat.
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Cowes lifeboat responds to motorboat in triple-trouble
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Cowes lifeboat goes to aid of rock damaged motorboat
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Cowes lifeboat goes to aid of rock damaged motorboat
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