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

11.11pm 2 July 2020
8.06pm 24 June 2020
8.06pm 24 June 2020
9.31am 11 June 2020
5.45pm 7 June 2020
5.45pm 7 June 2020
6.05pm 26 May 2020
6.05pm 26 May 2020
4.19pm 22 May 2020
5.34pm 4 May 2020
6.59am 4 May 2020
4.09pm 19 April 2020
6.44pm 4 April 2020
6.44pm 4 April 2020
5.19pm 4 April 2020
4.04pm 4 April 2020
3.25pm 8 March 2020
2.16pm 28 January 2020
7.32pm 19 January 2020
7.32pm 19 January 2020

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 13°C Max: 15°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

Ilfracombe RNLI launch to rescue fishermen cut off by tide
Crew member arrives on rocks to assist stranded fishermen
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Ilfracombe RNLI launch to rescue fishermen cut off by tide
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Ilfracombe RNLI launched to assist in search for missing person
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Ilfracombe RNLI launched to assist in search for missing person
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RNLI Ilfracombe launch to three people stranded by rising tide
ALB approaching harbour wall
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RNLI Ilfracombe launch to three people stranded by rising tide
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RNLI Ilfracombe and Appledore Lifeboats launch to four surfers in distress
Inshore lifeboat at sea with sea fog in background
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RNLI Ilfracombe and Appledore Lifeboats launch to four surfers in distress
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