Dunbar lifeboat station

Dunbar Lifeboat Station

Established in 1808, Dunbar Lifeboat Station is located on the south side of the mouth of the Firth Of Forth, approximately 30 miles east of Edinburgh. The crews have been honoured with 12 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

11.58am 12 December 2020
1.37am 12 November 2020
5.22pm 9 November 2020
2.57pm 1 November 2020
11.50am 22 October 2020
11.50am 22 October 2020
5.36pm 17 October 2020
12.46pm 14 October 2020
4.05pm 5 September 2020
7.30pm 28 August 2020
1.47am 2 August 2020
12.51pm 19 July 2020
12.22pm 15 July 2020
12.22pm 15 July 2020
12.48pm 13 July 2020
5.28pm 7 July 2020
5.28pm 7 July 2020
6.17pm 6 July 2020
12.43pm 25 June 2020
6.56pm 22 June 2020

Today's weather

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Min: 5°C Max: 10°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

Dunbar Lifeboat Station
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Place
EH42 1HS

Station phone number

01368 863966


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

To arrange a visit, please contact us via our Facebook page or our website.

Shop hours




Shop phone number

01368 862641

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News and media from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

Dunbar lifeboat crew in 1966: L-R: Charlie Smith, ‘Fuzz’ Davies, ‘Teedie' Lees, Jonathan ‘Jonah’ Alston. Alexander ‘Zander’ Wilson, Coxswain Robert Brunton and mechanic Bill Windram
Article People
50 Years On, Survivor Tells Dunbar Lifeboat Crew: I Owe You Everything
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Photo shows D-class lifeboat exiting Dunbar harbour.
Article Animals
Dunbar RNLI Volunteers Rescue Stranded Dog
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Photo shows helicopter taking off from Cove Harbour with casualty and winch man on winch.
Article Lifeboats
Dunbar RNLI Crews Assist Casualty Airlifted After Harbour Fall
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Anstruther RNLI launch to windsurfer attempting to cross the Firth of Forth.
Article Lifeboats
Anstruther RNLI launch to windsurfer attempting to cross the Firth of Forth
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