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

11.50am 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
7.40pm 20 June 2020
6.50am 20 June 2020
11.21pm 16 June 2020
11.40am 30 May 2020

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 15°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

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