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

1.05pm 5 April 2021
4.37am 4 April 2021
4.28pm 26 March 2021
1.47am 27 February 2021
1.02pm 30 January 2021
9.22am 6 December 2020
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

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 11°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
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

Monday - Sunday



Shop phone number

01271 879405

News and media from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

26 foot yacht making way with lifeboat escorting
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Ilfracombe RNLI launch to assist yacht near Morthoe
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Shannon class lifeboat at sea in rough waves
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First shout since November for Ilfracombe RNLI lifeboat
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Three crew on deck of lifeboat prepare a tow line alongside fishing vessel
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Ilfracombe RNLI lifeboat launches to fishing vessel with engine failure
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