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

1.17pm 16 July 2018
9.41pm 30 June 2018
6.34pm 30 June 2018
1.54pm 27 June 2018
12.06am 25 June 2018
12.56am 22 June 2018
1.36am 20 June 2018
12.10pm 16 June 2018
3.36pm 9 June 2018
12.37pm 1 June 2018
3.54pm 19 May 2018
4.32pm 28 April 2018
5.54pm 22 April 2018
7.44pm 21 April 2018
8.19pm 20 April 2018
5.11pm 17 April 2018
3.09pm 11 April 2018
2.23am 7 April 2018
11.05pm 6 April 2018
10.21am 3 April 2018

Today's weather

23°C Cloudy
Min: 18°C
Max: 23°C
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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-4:30pm
Sunday
11am-3:30pm

Shop phone number

01983 209073

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News and media from Cowes Lifeboat Station

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The yacht looking a sorry sight in mid Solent
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Group of those assessing the lifejackets.
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Mark Southwell addresses guests at the station.
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