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

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
10.21am 3 April 2018
10.18am 3 April 2018
10.15am 3 April 2018
10.13am 3 April 2018
10.11am 3 April 2018
1.17pm 1 April 2018
12.42pm 9 February 2018
11.31am 6 February 2018
2.30pm 4 December 2017
8.04pm 4 November 2017

Today's weather

19°C Cloudy
Min: 12°C
Max: 19°C
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Next tide

Mon 21 May
High: 4.05pm 0.7m
Low: 9.49pm 0.4m
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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

Solent anglers towed to safety by Cowes lifeboat
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Article Rescues
Solent anglers towed to safety by Cowes lifeboat
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Lifeboat members drink to a plastic-free future
Off with the old and on with the new – operations manager Mark Southwell (left) holds a few of the few remaining plastic water bottles, while boathouse manager Dave Davies (right) displays some of the new reusable bottles.
Article Events
Lifeboat members drink to a plastic-free future
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RNLI Aith gets new coxswain!
Adam James.
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Aith gets new coxswain!
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Cowes lifeboat rescues grounded motor-cruiser
Taken from balcony of Cowes lifeboat station.
Article Rescues
Cowes lifeboat rescues grounded motor-cruiser
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