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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

3.23pm 13 April 2024
6.07pm 9 April 2024
11.15pm 2 April 2024
6.10pm 10 March 2024
9.29am 4 March 2024
5.03pm 3 March 2024
5.18pm 12 January 2024
7.25pm 22 December 2023
10.50am 18 December 2023
10.41am 18 December 2023
6.59pm 28 November 2023
11.11am 9 November 2023
5.37pm 20 October 2023
7.01pm 15 October 2023
10.12pm 9 October 2023
10.27pm 3 October 2023
9.58pm 27 September 2023
12.20pm 21 September 2023
10.55am 19 September 2023
8.58pm 15 September 2023

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 11°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

RNLI Lifeboats logo on grey background
Article Rescue
Grounded yacht leads to Cowes lifeboat launching
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Glyn Ellis, Harvet Ellison and some members of the Isle of Wight Lifeboat Board
Article People
RNLI Scroll Signing on the Isle of Wight - 21 & 22 March 2024
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