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

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
4.00pm 14 June 2017
3.59pm 14 June 2017
3.59pm 14 June 2017
3.49pm 14 June 2017
3.40pm 14 June 2017
3.33pm 14 June 2017
3.18pm 10 June 2017

Today's weather

20°C Rain
Min: 14°C
Max: 20°C
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Next tide

Tue 27 Jun
Low: 6:56am 0.3m
High: 1:34pm 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

Air and sea search in Solent for missing men
A jet-ski involved in an incident in which the rider and his waterskier ended up in the Solent is being towed to Hillhead by Cowes lifeboat.
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Air and sea search in Solent for missing men
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Luck runs out for two men and their small boat
The yacht is being prepared for towing by the lifeboat.
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Luck runs out for two men and their small boat
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Warm praise for Cowes Lifeboat Station's response to many call-outs
One of the last ‘shouts’ involved a sinking 33 foot motorboat in Wootton Creek, attended by the lifeboat just after 3 am on Sunday, 18 June.
Article Rescues
Warm praise for Cowes Lifeboat Station's response to many call-outs
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Warm praise for Cowes Lifeboat Station’s response to many call-outs
One of the last ‘shouts’ involved a sinking 33 foot motorboat in Wootton Creek, attended by the lifeboat just after 3 am on Sunday, 18 June.
Article Rescues
Warm praise for Cowes Lifeboat Station’s response to many call-outs
Read more