RNLI shops, museums and lifeboat stations are now reopening as government guidance allows. Please phone ahead and check current local Covid-19 rules.

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

5.13am 18 May 2022
8.08pm 29 April 2022
4.49am 27 April 2022
4.48am 27 April 2022
4.48am 27 April 2022
4.48am 27 April 2022
5.17pm 16 April 2022
3.56pm 7 January 2022
12.52pm 10 December 2021
4.54am 6 December 2021
4.52am 6 December 2021
4.52am 6 December 2021
1.01pm 5 December 2021
9.35pm 10 October 2021
9.35pm 10 October 2021
9.28pm 10 October 2021
6.21pm 10 October 2021
6.51pm 4 October 2021
8.56am 28 August 2021
3.19pm 12 August 2021

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 15°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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

Our Shop is now re-open in a safe and Covid-secure manner including hand sanitizer for all of our customers.

Opening times may vary so please call ahead to ensure the shop will be open.

Shop phone number

01368 862641

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News and media from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

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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
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