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

9.22am 1 January 2023
7.48pm 10 November 2022
12.16am 18 October 2022
1.59pm 1 October 2022
1.50pm 1 October 2022
8.52am 29 August 2022
4.46pm 24 August 2022
3.34pm 22 August 2022
10.13pm 19 August 2022
5.54pm 18 August 2022
2.38pm 14 August 2022
5.20pm 13 August 2022
4.12pm 7 August 2022
8.02pm 6 August 2022
5.14pm 2 August 2022
1.29pm 2 August 2022
3.42pm 1 August 2022
11.57am 31 July 2022
8.44pm 29 July 2022
3.27pm 23 July 2022

Today's weather

8°C Cloudy
Min: 3°C Max: 8°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

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

Station phone number

01983 299387


Parking, disabled parking

Visitor contact email

[email protected]

Visiting times

Now open for visits - contact directly to book

Shop hours

10am-4pm Monday - Sunday

Shop phone number

01983 209073

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News and media from Cowes Lifeboat Station

Left to right: Station Operational Manager Mark Southwell, Sally’s daughters, Vicki and Luci, Cowes Guild chair Josephine Hindson, Sally Cass, Andrew Cooper and Orry Crews - who as well as being a boat crew is also Sally’s son-in-law.
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RNLI Benefits from Funds in Memory of Pub Landlord
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The Queen admires the commemorative board she had just unveiled.
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The Queen’s lifeboat station opening remembered
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RNLI Lifeboats logo on grey background
Article Rescue
Cowes RNLI lifeboat assists sinking racing catamaran
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RNLI Lifeboats logo on grey background
Article Rescue
Cowes lifeboat takes injured woman off motor-cruiser
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