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

1.07pm 23 September 2018
1.43pm 18 September 2018
1.28pm 14 September 2018
1.22pm 14 September 2018
2.10pm 28 August 2018
11.11am 23 August 2018
6.30pm 19 August 2018
3.00pm 19 August 2018
10.14pm 10 August 2018
11.37am 10 August 2018
5.11pm 3 August 2018
5.10pm 3 August 2018
5.06pm 3 August 2018
1.23pm 25 July 2018
1.17pm 16 July 2018
9.41pm 30 June 2018
6.34pm 30 June 2018
1.54pm 27 June 2018
12.06am 25 June 2018
12.56am 22 June 2018

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 14°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

Grounded Yacht Leads to Long Wait for Cowes Lifeboat
Picture of Cowes tying the yacht before handing over to Yarmouth lifeboat (also pictured)
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Grounded Yacht Leads to Long Wait for Cowes Lifeboat
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Stranded couple and their dogs rescued by Cowes lifeboat
Teenagers in inflatable
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Stranded couple and their dogs rescued by Cowes lifeboat
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Man and Dog in Solent Rescue Drama
Mark Harker, Helm, with the rescued dog by his knee.
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Man and Dog in Solent Rescue Drama
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Cowes lifeboat responds to shipping lane emergency
Cowes lifeboat, with cruise liner Aurora in the background, begins search for the speed boat.
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Cowes lifeboat responds to shipping lane emergency
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