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

6.14pm 14 February 2019
5.50pm 14 February 2019
5.24pm 9 February 2019
5.19pm 9 February 2019
4.39pm 20 January 2019
12.32pm 15 December 2018
5.23pm 18 October 2018
7.37pm 14 September 2018
5.02pm 10 September 2018
4.18pm 9 September 2018
10.50pm 24 August 2018
10.14pm 24 August 2018
3.34pm 23 August 2018
10.56am 3 August 2018
2.09am 3 August 2018
6.50pm 31 July 2018
9.33pm 30 July 2018
4.05pm 26 July 2018
2.15pm 25 July 2018
2.12pm 25 July 2018

Today's weather

10°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 10°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 man who had fallen from cliff worked with Coastguard
RNLI Ilfracombe relief Shannon class all weather lifeboat Stormrider and D Class inshore life boat The Deborah Brown II were launched at 4.30pm  on Sunday 20 January to rescue a man who had fallen from the cliff south of Morte Point. A crew member swam into the casualty to assess the condition and situation before he was airlifted off by coastguard helicopter
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Ilfracombe RNLI launch to man who had fallen from cliff worked with Coastguard
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South west RNLI volunteers remain on call this festive period
D class inshore lifeboat
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South west RNLI volunteers remain on call this festive period
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A Century of Life-saving Captured on Glass at New Photography Exhibition
A glass plate image of the volunteers of Ilfracombe RNLI - soon to be on show at Poole Museum.
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A Century of Life-saving Captured on Glass at New Photography Exhibition
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RNLI Ilfracombe lifeboat launch to rescue surfer in near gale conditions
Ilfracombe RNLI Shannon class lifeboat: The Barry and Peggy High Foundation
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RNLI Ilfracombe lifeboat launch to rescue surfer in near gale conditions
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