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

5.54pm 18 August 2022
2.38pm 14 August 2022
5.20pm 13 August 2022
4.12pm 7 August 2022
8.02pm 6 August 2022
5.14pm 2 August 2022
1.29pm 2 August 2022
3.42pm 1 August 2022
11.57am 31 July 2022
8.44pm 29 July 2022
3.27pm 23 July 2022
3.07pm 16 July 2022
11.42pm 14 July 2022
3.58pm 9 July 2022
10.47am 9 July 2022
10.17am 9 July 2022
5.24pm 3 July 2022
7.58pm 26 June 2022
6.09pm 24 June 2022
5.22pm 19 June 2022

Today's weather

24°C Rain
Min: 16°C Max: 24°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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Cowes lifeboat attends two similar Solent emergencies
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Stock photo of Cowes Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
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