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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

11.28am 16 October 2017
4.02pm 27 August 2017
3.51pm 19 August 2017
3.08pm 13 August 2017
4.22pm 8 August 2017
3.35pm 6 August 2017
10.38am 31 July 2017
1.46pm 28 July 2017
1.45pm 28 July 2017
7.08pm 23 July 2017
7.01pm 23 July 2017
11.34am 18 July 2017
9.58am 15 July 2017
9.48pm 12 July 2017
2.30pm 7 July 2017
5.47pm 5 July 2017
5.44pm 5 July 2017
2.56pm 4 July 2017
12.54am 15 June 2017
7.31am 12 June 2017

Today's weather

13°C Overcast
Min: 5°C
Max: 13°C
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Next tide

Sun 22 Oct
Low: 2:03pm 1.2m
High: 8:26pm 8.9m
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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

Kayaker rescued from rough sea by Ilfracombe RNLI volunteer crew
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Kayaker rescued from rough sea by Ilfracombe RNLI volunteer crew
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Ilfracombe RNLI volunteers rescue Oscar the dog after cliff fall
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Ilfracombe RNLI volunteers rescue Oscar the dog after cliff fall
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Ilfracombe RNLI rescue seasick casualty and trapped kayaker
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Article Sea safety
Ilfracombe RNLI rescue seasick casualty and trapped kayaker
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Ilfracombe RNLI respond to stricken yacht
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Ilfracombe RNLI respond to stricken yacht
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