RNLI Hunstanton Lifeboat Station

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station has seen several different types of rescue craft during its history. It saw the RNLI’s first motor tractor and today it operates an inshore B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat and one of only four inshore rescue hovercraft.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Hunstanton Lifeboat Station

12.47pm 16 September 2018
10.48am 5 September 2018
1.41pm 17 August 2018
12.33pm 3 August 2018
5.07pm 29 July 2018
5.04pm 29 July 2018
8.04pm 28 July 2018
4.04pm 26 July 2018
1.04pm 26 July 2018
8.06pm 25 July 2018
1.31pm 24 July 2018
1.17pm 24 July 2018
5.04pm 15 July 2018
4.54pm 14 July 2018
5.35pm 13 July 2018
7.58am 1 July 2018
8.23pm 16 June 2018
8.44am 15 June 2018
10.33am 13 June 2018
6.23pm 8 June 2018

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 11°C Max: 15°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station
Sea Lane
Old Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 6JN

Station phone number

01485 532597

Accessibility

No parking at station
Paid Parking nearby
Limited disabled access

Visiting times

Summer
Easter-Oct
Mon-Fri 10-4pm
Sat by appointment
Sun 9-12pm (including station exercise)
Booking required for all group visits 

Winter
Sun 9-12pm (including station exercise)
Weather permitting
All other days by appointment

Visitor contact

Jon Butler
Lifeboat Visits Officer 

Visitor contact phone number

07840 375984

Email

hunstanton.rnli@gmail.com

Shop hours

Summer
Easter-Oct
Mon-Sun 10-4pm

Winter
Sat & Sun
10-4pm
Weather permitting 

Shop phone number

01485 535758

News and media from Hunstanton Lifeboat Station

Hunstanton RNLI hovercraft rescues 11 people
Hovercraft requested to launch to assist 11 people cut off by the tide at Brancaster wreck including a young child in a pushchair.
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Hunstanton RNLI hovercraft rescues 11 people
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Hunstanton RNLI assist kite surfer in difficulties off Old Hunstanton
Reports came in from a member of the public that a kite surfer was believed to be difficulties of  Old Hunstanton and so he was observed from the station and it was apparent that he was unable to get in under his own power and the wind and tide was taking him off into the north sea. The crew phoned Humber CG and asked for the crew to be paged. The Lifeboat quickly located the casualty who was fit and well but had a problem with his equipment and unable to power up his kite. The Kite was made safe and the causality was brought aboard and all returned to station safe and well
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Hunstanton RNLI assist kite surfer in difficulties off Old Hunstanton
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Hunstanton RNLI assist 3 teenage girls
Hunstanton Lifeboat Assisted 3 teenage girls who were struggling off brancaster in their inflatable kayak
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Hunstanton RNLI assist 3 teenage girls
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Hunstanton RNLI assist a kite surfer in difficulty
Friday 8th June 2018

Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist a Kite Surfer
At 6.30pm UK Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public stating that a Kite Surfer appeared to be in trouble off Hunstanton. UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton Lifeboat to go to the aid of the Kite Surfer.
Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat “Spirit of West Norfolk” made good speed to the area and were guided onto the casualty by the Hunstanton Coastguard rescue team. They recovered the surfer along with his gear and returned to the station. Our crew checked him over and he did not require any medical treatment. He said he was having trouble getting his kite airborne, and thanked the crew for their swift action.
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Hunstanton RNLI assist a kite surfer in difficulty
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