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

1.15pm 5 April 2021
8.57am 3 April 2021
11.16pm 31 March 2021
2.43pm 18 February 2021
1.45pm 9 February 2021
10.31pm 5 February 2021
5.42am 1 February 2021
4.36pm 31 January 2021
7.19pm 30 January 2021
1.36am 13 December 2020
5.35pm 10 November 2020
2.20pm 29 October 2020
4.09pm 9 October 2020
8.15am 26 September 2020
2.08pm 25 September 2020
10.58pm 19 September 2020
10.41pm 19 September 2020
2.58pm 31 August 2020
6.34am 29 August 2020
5.11pm 24 August 2020

Today's weather

9°C Rain
Min: -1°C Max: 9°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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

Visiting times

Open most bank holidays, otherwise by appointment. Contact the station for details.

Shop hours

10:30am-3:30 or 4pm (dependent on volunteer availability)

Shop phone number

01983 209073

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