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

1.48pm 16 June 2022
1.48pm 16 June 2022
11.29am 16 June 2022
12.19pm 15 June 2022
3.36pm 14 June 2022
5.28pm 3 June 2022
12.44pm 2 June 2022
12.44pm 2 June 2022
5.47am 28 May 2022
4.52pm 19 May 2022
6.25pm 14 May 2022
1.22am 10 May 2022
6.08am 1 May 2022
6.08am 1 May 2022
6.06am 1 May 2022
6.15pm 30 March 2022
2.52pm 27 March 2022
1.35pm 7 February 2022
2.50pm 5 February 2022
2.40pm 5 February 2022

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 17°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

Explore inside Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

News and media from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Article People
Volunteering at RNLI Ilfracombe is a family affair
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Article Sea safety
Ilfracombe lifeboat called out to kayakers in difficulties twice in a week
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Article Rescue
Early morning shout for the Ilfracombe RNLI lifeboat crew
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Article People
From seasick 16-year old to fully trained coxswain at RNLI Ilfracombe
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