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

1.58pm 6 November 2022
5.10pm 28 October 2022
5.10pm 28 October 2022
10.50am 26 October 2022
10.30am 26 October 2022
9.14pm 15 October 2022
1.32pm 5 October 2022
7.28pm 27 September 2022
12.21pm 27 September 2022
5.28pm 21 September 2022
10.15am 9 September 2022
6.04pm 2 September 2022
3.31pm 30 August 2022
3.40pm 18 August 2022
7.59pm 17 August 2022
11.39am 17 August 2022
3.55pm 14 August 2022
8.41pm 13 August 2022
4.14pm 7 August 2022
3.41pm 7 August 2022

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 6°C Max: 8°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 Lifeboats
Ilfracombe RNLI names latest lifeboat
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Article Sea safety
Rescued kayaker warns others to respect the water
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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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