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

2.56pm 11 August 2017
1.00pm 3 August 2017
11.23am 30 July 2017
4.34pm 25 July 2017
4.33pm 25 July 2017
12.36pm 23 July 2017
12.30pm 23 July 2017
8.46pm 26 June 2017
3.59pm 26 June 2017
3.59pm 26 June 2017
3.59pm 26 June 2017
3.30pm 18 June 2017
2.56am 18 June 2017
4.34pm 16 June 2017
5.39pm 15 June 2017
4.29pm 15 June 2017
4.21pm 15 June 2017
4.05pm 15 June 2017
4.03pm 15 June 2017
5.19pm 14 June 2017

Today's weather

14°C Cloudy
Min: 8°C
Max: 14°C
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Next tide

Sun 22 Oct
Low: 6:22pm 0.8m
High: 12:45am 2.6m
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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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