Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Covering part of the north Devon coast, Ilfracombe has celebrated nearly 180 years as a lifeboat station. The two lifeboats carry out a wide variety of shouts and four Medals for gallantry have been awarded.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

11.56am 22 November 2020
5.52pm 12 November 2020
5.52pm 12 November 2020
5.52pm 12 November 2020
2.36pm 14 October 2020
4.46pm 22 September 2020
7.26pm 19 September 2020
7.35pm 16 September 2020
9.08pm 1 September 2020
4.54pm 1 September 2020
7.42pm 31 August 2020
3.35pm 31 August 2020
4.40pm 30 August 2020
5.09am 22 August 2020
5.09am 22 August 2020
6.45pm 20 August 2020
7.29pm 19 August 2020
7.29pm 19 August 2020
4.03pm 19 August 2020
5.51pm 14 August 2020

Today's weather

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Min: 9°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

Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station
The Lifeboat House
14 Broad Street
Ilfracombe
Devon
EX34 9EE

Station phone number

01271 863771

Visiting times

10am–4pm Monday–Thursday

Visitor contact

Leigh Hanks

Visitor contact phone number

01271 863771

Shop hours

March
Monday - Sunday
11am-3pm

April-October
Monday-Sunday
10.30am-4.30pm

November-December
Monday-Sunday
11am-3pm

Shop phone number

01271 879405

News and media from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Article Lifeboats
Ilfracombe RNLI lifeboat launches to fishing vessel with engine failure
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Article Lifeboats
Ilfracombe RNLI launched to assist passenger vessel with engine failure
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Article Lifeboats
Ilfracombe lifeboat launches following report of two people cut off by tide
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Article Lifeboats
Two shouts in one day for Ilfracombe RNLI
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?