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

9.11am 6 April 2019
4.00pm 28 March 2019
11.11pm 7 March 2019
11.05am 27 February 2019
11.00am 27 February 2019
2.05pm 22 February 2019
4.15pm 19 February 2019
1.25pm 26 January 2019
5.46pm 8 January 2019
5.26pm 30 December 2018
11.37am 30 October 2018
2.43pm 27 October 2018
12.33am 22 October 2018
8.33am 21 October 2018
8.27am 21 October 2018
12.03pm 6 October 2018
11.57am 6 October 2018
6.57am 27 September 2018
1.07pm 23 September 2018
1.43pm 18 September 2018

Today's weather

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Min: 13°C Max: 15°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

Wave-damaged fishing boat brought to safety by lifeboat
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Article Rescue
Wave-damaged fishing boat brought to safety by lifeboat
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Rudderless fishing boat towed to East Cowes
Fishing boat alongside the fishing boat as it is towed to East Cowes.
Article Rescue
Rudderless fishing boat towed to East Cowes
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Yacht that lost its rudder, then its anchor, is towed to safety
The disabled yacht is towed back to East Cowes Marina.
Article Rescue
Yacht that lost its rudder, then its anchor, is towed to safety
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Sandy receives a perfect send-off
Presentation of the photo showing the lifeboat and Round the Island yacht race. Sandy (left) with Mark.
Article People
Sandy receives a perfect send-off
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