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

2.10pm 30 November 2019
2.10pm 30 November 2019
3.51pm 10 November 2019
3.51pm 10 November 2019
3.51pm 10 November 2019
4.08pm 9 November 2019
4.08pm 9 November 2019
11.28pm 15 October 2019
9.20am 5 October 2019
3.30pm 2 October 2019
3.56pm 29 September 2019
3.50pm 29 September 2019
8.33pm 27 September 2019
8.25pm 27 September 2019
8.25pm 27 September 2019
2.38pm 25 September 2019
12.51pm 21 September 2019
12.21pm 7 September 2019
4.40pm 1 September 2019
4.52pm 30 August 2019

Today's weather

9°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 9°C
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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

New stats reveal south west RNLI volunteers are busier than ever over Christmas
Article People
New stats reveal south west RNLI volunteers are busier than ever over Christmas
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Ilfracombe RNLI called out to shout during crew member wedding
Crew member Neil Daubney and wife Izzy leave the church through an honour guard of RNLI crew with raised oars
Article Lifeboats
Ilfracombe RNLI called out to shout during crew member wedding
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RNLI urge people to stay safe during large surf forecast
D-class lifeboat in large surf
Article Rescue
RNLI urge people to stay safe during large surf forecast
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Two launches in 24 hours for Ilfracombe RNLI
Ilfracombe all-weather lifeboat at sea
Article Lifeboats
Two launches in 24 hours for Ilfracombe RNLI
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