RNLI Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station in the snow

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

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
11.51am 9 August 2020
7.11pm 8 August 2020
7.54am 8 August 2020
7.35am 25 July 2020
1.16pm 22 July 2020
1.16pm 22 July 2020

Today's weather

18°C Cloudy
Min: 7°C Max: 18°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

Ilfracombe lifeboat launches following report of two people cut off by tide
Shannon class all-weather lifeboat at sea
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Ilfracombe lifeboat launches following report of two people cut off by tide
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Two shouts in one day for Ilfracombe RNLI
D class inshore lifeboat with three crew
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Two shouts in one day for Ilfracombe RNLI
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RNLI Ilfracombe launch to fishing boat with engine failure
Fishing vessel being towed by Ilfracombe lifeboat
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RNLI Ilfracombe launch to fishing boat with engine failure
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RNLI Ilfracombe launch to boat taking on water
Ilfracombe lifeboat seen from fore deck of cruiser being towed
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RNLI Ilfracombe launch to boat taking on water
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