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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

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
12.31am 7 September 2023
1.40pm 4 September 2023
8.08am 2 September 2023
9.19am 20 August 2023
3.06pm 18 August 2023
10.59am 18 August 2023
11.34am 17 August 2023
6.39pm 9 August 2023
12.28pm 9 August 2023
11.40am 31 July 2023

Today's weather

4°C Sunshine
Min: 1°C Max: 4°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

Stock photo of the Cowes Atlantic 85 lifeboat at sea by large yellow buoy.
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Cowes lifeboat answers two calls for help
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Photo of the men (at a distance) just clinging to the dinghy.
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Men in sea spark combined rescue effort by Cowes RNLI
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Stock photo of the Cowes inshore lifeboat at sea.
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Cowes RNLI lifeboat involved in river search for missing man
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Stock photo of the Cowes RNLI lifeboat at sea by a large yellow buoy.
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Cowes RNLI responds to kite surfer in trouble
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