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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

9.13am 29 October 2023
2.58pm 28 October 2023
12.40pm 23 October 2023
9.00pm 21 October 2023
7.30pm 17 October 2023
11.03am 17 October 2023
5.53pm 30 September 2023
5.50pm 30 September 2023
4.23pm 30 September 2023
4.14pm 30 September 2023
11.57pm 22 September 2023
6.49pm 18 September 2023
4.31pm 16 September 2023
3.28pm 15 September 2023
7.48am 11 September 2023
6.46am 8 September 2023
4.10pm 4 September 2023
3.32pm 30 August 2023
10.38pm 21 August 2023
6.20pm 19 August 2023

Today's weather

5°C Sunshine
Min: 4°C Max: 5°C
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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

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News and media from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Article People
Doing the double at RNLI Ilfracombe
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Article People
Leigh Hanks retires as RNLI Station Mechanic at Ilfracombe
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Article Rescue
A new coxswain for RNLI Ilfracombe
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Article Rescue
Sailors thank RNLI Ilfracombe for rescuing them from a sinking ship
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